How to Take On a More Proactive Approach with Data Security

Cybercrime is on the rise. More than 80% of all organizations have been victim to one or more successful cyberattacks in the past twelve months. That’s up from 78% in 2019 and 77% in 2018.

It is increasingly important that your organization take a more proactive approach to data security. If you wait until you’re attacked to respond, it will be too late.

Why You Need to Be More Proactive to Secure Your Data

Not surprisingly, the proactive approach is more effective and less costly than simply reacting when bad things happen. When all you do is react, you have a significantly greater risk of being attacked — and suffering the financial and structural damages of an attack. The global cost of cyber attacks is expected to hit $6 trillion this year.

When you proactively prepare for potential cyber attacks, you reduce your risk. A proactive approach sets up defenses to protect against attackers and allows you to be ready with a plan for what to do if you are attacked. You won’t be caught by surprise.

Bottom line, it’s much more difficult — and more costly — to recover from a data breach or cyber attack than it is to plan to prevent one. In the world of cybersecurity, an ounce of prevention is demonstrably more effective than a pound of cure.

5 Ways to Be Proactive with Data Security

1. Inventory All of Your Assets

2. Assess Your Security Measures

You should then conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment. This inspects your system and data to determine how secure it is against various types of threats. You can do this either internally or hire a third-party to conduct the audit. It’s important to understand both your strengths and weaknesses, so you know where you need to improve your cybersecurity efforts.

3. Train Your Employees

4. Think Like the Enemy

5. Use Encryption

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Originally published at https://wickr.com on March 25, 2021.

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