If your business has never suffered a serious cyberattack, reducing spending on defense software, IT professionals, and employee training can be tempting. Though costly upfront, having proper cybersecurity measures in place will likely pay off in the long run since even a single attack could bring an unexpected end to your operations and profits.
Moreover, having relaxed cybersecurity can cost you productivity and a lack of employee confidence. Aside from your IT team, employees shouldn’t be overly concerned with network security.
The average employee should have some knowledge of the threats that loom and should know how to identify and avoid suspicious emails, links, and downloads. They should also know to use secure passwords and change them frequently. But aside from that—it’s not the typical employee’s job to worry about cybersecurity measures.
Employees should be able to focus solely on their job and place their trust in the systems and protocols put in place by the IT or SecOps team. To give the rest of your company this confidence, you need to work with these teams to properly defend your entire network.
What does that entail for business owners? It begins with equipping your team with the necessary technology.
Protect Your Endpoints
You can start by protecting the most vulnerable parts of your network endpoints. Endpoints are all the access points to your network, whether online in the form of accounts or physical in the form of smartphones, laptops, or other devices. Many traditional cybersecurity systems leave these endpoints open and unprotected; this dramatically increases the odds of a successful attack, from outside the organization or from within.
Implementing advanced endpoint protection software will minimize the risks and ensure your in-house staff has a safe digital workspace. It also allows you to expand your employment options safely.
Investing in enterprise endpoint detection security software is particularly advantageous if you have employees who work from home or plan on making the shift to hiring remote workers full or part-time. By giving you the ability to monitor devices wherever they’re used without exposing the network to more risks, you can offer more flexibility to your employees.
Simplify Security Stacks
Security stacks are a set of tools, guidelines, platforms, and tech that work in tandem with your network or system to protect it without holding back its performance. Since the parts of a security stack need to work together as security layers, they can easily become too complex to handle.
Your security stacks need to correspond to your staff’s technical skills and the level of protection you deem necessary, without overwhelming them. Besides, not having homogeneous security stacks can become especially burdensome if you decide to change or upgrade your security.
Get Rid of Lag
An old security system can seriously hinder your tech’s performance. But it doesn’t stop at slow rendering time, which is already a big hit to your employees’ patience, morale, and productivity.
Old security systems that protect against online threats also slow down your internet connection, which most businesses nowadays rely on for the most basic business operations, and interfere with customers’ online experience. That can create a self-repeating cycle of low performance, unsatisfied users, and overstressed workers.
However, expert developers design advanced cybersecurity systems with modern, high-speed internet and powerful computers in mind, ensuring the security system keeps your network safe without eating away at your networks’ and devices’ performance.
Provide Ease of Mind
Investing in the most advanced cybersecurity software not only protects your system from modern cyberthreats that easily hack through outdated security systems, but it also allows your IT staff to feel confident and secure in their work. After all, they would no longer lose half of their workday to system lags and crashes that could make them lose progress on a project. Instead, they don’t have to worry about wasted time or minor malware trying to find its way through.
Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing cybersecurity compliance certificates or not receiving coverage from your cyber insurance policy provider for poor cybersecurity measures. Having a high-quality cybersecurity system ensures you receive the support you need when the worst happens.
Proper Cybersecurity is an On-going Investment
The cybersecurity threat landscape evolves rapidly, with new forms of attack emerging every year. To keep pace with cybercriminals, businesses need to continuously reassess their cybersecurity software and employee training needs. Staying vigilant won’t only protect your company’s bottom line, but it will also keep systems running smoothly, allowing employees to focus on their work without interruption.