Security vulnerabilities pose a major threat to organizations. Breaches can be costly both in terms of finances and reputation. So what are some ways that businesses can take initiative in protecting themselves against some of the most common security threats?
Do screen job applicants and third parties
Comprehensive background checks and due diligence are extremely important to getting the whole picture of an applicant or a third-party business relationship. Without going through this process, you expose your business to countless threats.
Typical background checks may verify an applicant’s residence and professional history, where a comprehensive investigation including social media can identify more subtle connections that would alter the risk recommendation. If your business does not have the resources to do this on its own, we can help you with our team of professional investigators. Don’t hesitate to reach out!
For more on this subject, be sure to read our article on The Significance of Background Checks in Business.
Do come up with a robust security policy
Your organization’s security policy should cover procedures for preventing, detecting, and acting upon misuse, as well as guidelines for conducting due diligence. These should be crafted with a plan for investigating insider breaches as well.
A good security policy also contains risk management processes. Check out our guide here on the basics of forming a risk management plan.
Don’t overlook the threat of malicious emails
Your organization might go to extremes to secure their email system, and yet it remains one of the most vulnerable links in the chain. All it takes is for one person to inadvertently click on an malicious link or attachment to infect all the computers in the office.
A good rule of thumb is to never open a link or attachment if you don’t recognize the sender, and ensure that your employees are trained in recognizing this type of scamming/phishing behaviour. For help in training your employees on this, don’t hesitate to reach out to our cyber security team.
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