For years now, cybersecurity has been one of the most important new considerations for businesses to operate smoothly and without disruption. As a business owner, you will have taken the diligent steps to protect your business with insurance and with cybersecurity software. However, in an age of ever-evolving threats, complacency is exactly how you’ll be caught out by a damaging cyberattack. With remote working an increasing feature of modern labor – and this opening up new weak spots in your digital systems – it’s more important than ever that you educate yourself about cybersecurity in 2020. Below, you’ll learn why.
As mentioned briefly above, the rise of remote working presents unique problems that businesses need to solve, problems in the realm of cybersecurity, data protection, and the centralization of systems to avoid threats. When your workers are accessing important documents from home or logging into private databases on their home devices, you can’t be sure that they’re as well protected as they are when they’re working in the office.
As such, cybersecurity practices need to change in order to account for this ‘new normal’ working habit. You need to be able to remotely control how your employees access documents, and you need to be aware of when, where, and how they’re dealing with sensitive data in order to avoid catastrophic data leaks and breaches that can hurt your company.
Meanwhile, alongside the new conditions of work that we’ve accustomed ourselves to in 2020, there is a raft of new cyberthreats increasingly appearing online. These threats evolve at break-neck speed – and often catch out even the most advanced cybersecurity professionals who are keen to stay one step ahead of the hackers, the malware, and the ransomware. You need to be aware that threats evolve in order to stay one step ahead yourself.
There are several ways to adapt to new threats and to educate yourself as to how to best respond to them. You can read about some of the latest cybersecurity issues and threats on FraudWatch International in order to educate yourself. You can hire an IT or cybersecurity professional or firm to help you protect yourself from new threats, or you can find a cybersecurity software solution that guarantees protection from new and emerging threats.
As we’ve seen in recent years, the laws that govern the digital sphere are becoming more and more attuned to digital threats. Unfortunately for your business, this means that there are now strict penalties for companies that do not follow the laws of the different countries that they operate in. The EU is the perfect example of this – they’re able to fine companies millions of dollars for the misuse of data, for hacks, and for data breaches.
As such, you need to prepare to change your cybersecurity outlook in order to make sure that your data – and especially the data you have about customers and consumers – is protected at all times. This will help prevent damaging fines and court cases if your company is hacked in the future.
In this article, you’ll have learned why cybersecurity remains top of the agenda for businesses in 2020 – a key pillar in your overall digital strategy.