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What do you mean by Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the combination of best processes and practices to ensure the security of networks, computers, programs, data and information from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

Effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber attacks and protects against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies

What is Encryption? Why is it important?

Encryption is a process of converting data into an unreadable form to prevent unauthorized access and thus ensuring data protection.

Encryption is important because it is the most effective way to ensure data security. Businesses, corporates, and governments use it to guard against identity theft

Do smaller business really need to worry about Cyber Security?
There are many reasons why small businesses need cybersecurity — privacy,  client trust, financial integrity, employee integrity, data integrity and the longevity of the business.

For a small business owner, the topic of cybersecurity can seem overwhelming, but a basic understanding of cybersecurity is paramount, particularly a business with any kind of online presence. But even those companies without an online presence can be quite vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Threats include attacks launched through email, SMS and voice phishing, even insider threat attacks, or in person cybersecurity attacks. Small businesses are also very likely to suffer a reputational attack, where someone starts posting negative information in social media, websites, blog posts to harm your brand and or reputation.

There are many kinds of cybersecurity tools and protocols available to the small businesses to counter-act some of the tactics used by hackers such as Two-Factor Authentication and Firewalls.

However, a smart attacker can create malicious code designed to bypass firewalls. This is why layered cybersecurity approaches to even the smallest business can reap long-term rewards.

How does good Cyber Security Operate?
Strategically, cybersecurity should focus on protecting the identity, the device, and the data, and how to protect, detect and respond to a breach of said data.  It’s not about the four walls of the organization and its data-centre security.  Taking into consideration the mobility and extensibility of the user and the organization, a strategy that aligns with the business objectives and at the same time protects the users and their devices is key, with the long-term goal of protecting what ultimately really matters, the organizations’ data.   

Can companies predict cyber security breaches?  

Predicting the unpredictable is nearly impossible, the more realistic approach is to develop an ongoing process of identifying, classifying, prioritising, remediating and therefore mitigating potential vulnerabilities in your software and networking infrastructure – this is the cycle of Vulnerability Management.

It should not take a cyber horror story to get your company investing the time, money and training to protect your business. Protecting the security of the business is viewed as a positive thing to share with investors, due diligence teams from prospective partners, and or even with your clients. All of us want to do business with safe companies, so do not wait.  Educate yourself, your colleagues and your employees. Learn what kind of cybersecurity you need and how it would be implemented across your business and take the necessary steps  – contact B-Logic and let us form an action plan and secure your business from the inside out.