Cybersecurity is far from easy--but when you don't know what you're up against, the battle becomes even harder. Today, we'll take a look at some of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity (and how to overcome them).
The bad news about cybersecurity is that there are far more challenges than the four we'll cover today.
The good news, however, is that there are just as many clever cybersecurity solutions, from firewalls and passwords to managed IT services. You're not alone in the battle against digital bad-guys, and with the right tools, you can certainly come out on top.
However, even the best cybersecurity solutions can face these four hurdles. Knowing what you're up against is your best bet for proceeding successfully.
Here's a quick look:
- User identification
Telling the good guys from the bad guys is, perhaps, the basis of cybersecurity. This is further complicated if your business allows visitors to connect to the network.
One solution is to implement user authentication for access to printers, computers, and networks. You can provide visitors with a unique password or PIN, too--that way, you let the good guys in and keep the bad ones out.
- Mobile devices
Mobile devices represent a significant cybersecurity issue for two reasons: firstly, they're mobile, and secondly, they're personal. Put simply, they aren't as easy to manage as company computers.
To overcome this challenge, make mobile devices part of your plan from the very beginning. Decide which apps are reliable for sending and accessing company data, and make sure employees use a good password and Internet habits.
- Network printers
Network printers are often a hacker's first target--and, if left unprotected, an open door to your data. Don't forget to keep network printers "in the loop" when implementing cybersecurity protocols and solutions.
- Disaster recovery
Many companies focus on preventing disasters instead of creating plans to recover from them. However, if you spend all your time trying to stop a problem, you won't be prepared if it occurs. That's why a disaster recovery plan, like data backups and communication trees, are an important part of cybersecurity.
Although cybersecurity still faces many hurdles, the good news is that you have plenty of tools with which to defend yourself--like user authentication or managed IT services. As long as you know what you're up against, you're already on the path to success.
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