Be Prepared For Cybersecurity Threats In 2023
With cyberthreats rising every year, your organization could be vulnerable to a costly data breach. Depending on the size of your business, compromised data can lead to catastrophic financial losses, upwards of millions of dollars. Clearly, exposure to a loss of this magnitude has the power to sink many operations altogether.
To protect your organization, you should consider an audit of your existing data security measures. Locating weak points now will ensure that you’re ready to do business with your confidential information kept safe from leaks.
Why Conduct a Data Security Audit?
Trust is everything. Your customers and clients expect that you are already taking the necessary measures to prevent their information from being used without permission. Ensuring data security should be an urgent priority for every business, because thoughtful stewardship of proprietary information is every employee’s responsibility, and the right thing to do.
Beyond protecting the reputation of your business, there are financial reasons to conduct a data security audit. An IBM Security study conducted in 2022 revealed that the average data breach initiated through phishing carries a cost of more than $4 million. Even if your business has managed to avoid being caught in one of these schemes, it can take only one slip to do irreversible damage.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are your employees prepared and trained to recognize a phishing email?
- Do they know how to handle and report suspicious messages?
- Do you know exactly which employees have access to what data?
- Do you have a disaster plan in place if important data were to be leaked?
Being more prepared and protected makes investing in a security audit today well worth it. Plus, an Acronis report reveals that even the biggest names in business are not immune to attempts by cybercriminals, with data losses occurring recently at companies like American Airlines, Starbucks, Rockstar Games, and Uber. If you want to avoid falling prey, you'll need to evaluate security on a regular basis.
What Does a Security Audit Entail?
A security audit involves researching an organization's physical and digital assets to determine if they are sufficiently protected from potential threats. This assessment helps to determine how safe your data is and what measures are needed to minimize any vulnerabilities within your system or policies. During an audit, a team will review existing procedures related to data security and evaluate security levels for any systems being utilized by the company.
This audit also evaluates any third party vendors or service providers you use, which could pose additional vulnerabilities. Any gaps or weaknesses identified during the process will then require your audit team to develop corrective solutions, before they become serious issues. If you lack the resources for an in-house security audit, this can easily be outsourced to a trusted company with the needed talent.
Get Started With Aditi
At Aditi, we have access to experienced professionals who specialize in security and risk management. We understand that every business is unique and has its own set of security needs, and our approach is tailored to meet your specific requirements. Using state-of-the-art technologies, our teams can identify and craft solutions to potential threats before they become costly problems for our clients. Furthermore, we offer ongoing support throughout the project so that you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands.
It's essential for businesses of all sizes to invest in comprehensive cybersecurity measures to secure proprietary data. We understand the importance of protecting your organization’s sensitive information from malicious actors online, and have the experience to deliver results. Contact us today to learn more and get started.