Why is it important to know your cybersecurity risk?
At the core of cybersecurity is information. Customer data, intellectual property, login credentials, and financial information are just some of the targets for hackers. And being a business, you most likely have some if not all of the above information to keep secure. It doesn’t matter if you are a fortune 500 company or small mom and pop shop down the street, you are the target of cyber criminals looking for information.
69% of small to medium businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last year, and 60% of small businesses go out of business within 6 months of a security breach. Small businesses are less likely to have the policies, procedures, and knowledge to prevent such attacks, and are not taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity, making them an easy target for hackers.
Your people are most of the risk
90% of cyber attacks are successful as a result of human error, and this isn’t a human error in a misconfiguration when setting up some application. We are talking about direct employee errors as it relates to phishing, passwords, internet use, and many other social engineering tactics.
Lack of awareness is one of the biggest factors when it comes to cybersecurity. Businesses today need to keep the thought at the top of their employees minds when it comes to hackers and cybercriminal activity that could compromise them.
Measuring your risk
At Reconfig, we have a free Cyber Health Check that you can use to help identify your most vulnerable areas of business. We also offer a one time free phishing simulation to see in real time how easy it is for a hack to be successful, and to identify your most at-risk employees.
Building a human firewall
Cybersecurity training when it comes to compliance and for the purpose of checking the box isn’t enough. The focus should be on engaging your employees. Provide them with a training solution that would not only arm them with the knowledge they need to defend themselves against cybercriminals, but actually change their behaviour over time to identify attacks and know what actions to take.
We offer a fully automated cybersecurity solution that delivers 3-4 minute long, engaging micro-learning videos, and phishing simulations to continuously measure the risk and monitor improvement at the organization and employee level.