To acknowledge the importance of cyber security, President Obama designated October as ‘National Cyber Security Awareness Month’. As we approach the end of the month, it seems only fitting that we should reflect on its importance in educating a nation to take cyber security seriously…
Latest research in the US indicates that 77% of small business owners are of the opinion that their company is safe from cyber threats such as hackers, viruses and malware, yet 83% have no formal cyber security plan (findings from a survey carried out by Symantec). So why is cyber security not being taken more seriously? Do we need more examples of major corporations such as Google and Sony suffering harmful breaches before it shakes everyone into action?
To take steps to address your organisations cyber security, the first thing you need to consider is your organisations current security posture. What would be really useful is a cyber security self assessment tool. Maybe something that enables your organisation to quickly assess and demonstrate, by reference to a straightforward ‘traffic light’ matrix, which areas of the organisation are up to scratch and where more attention is required. Now if only such a tool existed… Cyber Security Self Assessment Tool
But of course the initial assessment is only the beginning – what really matters is the action you take to make your organisation become cyber resilient! Find out more and download our free whitepaper here.