- You’ve conducted a cyber risk assessment.
- You already have a written cyber policy in place.
- You’ve taken inventory of your firm’s sensitive data.
- You have a formal incident response plan in place.
- You are 100% certain that your firm will never experience a cyber breach.
If you’ve checked off these items and are confident in your firm’s cyber security, save yourself some time and skip this webinar! However, if after reading this checklist you think there is more your company needs to do to ensure it is protected from cyber-crime, we’ll be sure to save you a seat!
A Small Weakness Can Become a Big Problem
The risk of cyber-crime is real and is too big to be ignored. Every single organization needs to be concerned and take steps to defend themselves from the constant threats to their data. Every day organizations who think they are safe, find themselves in potentially crippling situations. No one wants to wait until they are a victim to discover they have vulnerabilities. Taking proactive measures to identify areas of weakness, such as having a cyber risk assessment performed is a huge step towards minimizing your risk. But it’s not the only “to do”, knowing your weak links is critical, but being able to respond quickly and efficiently if a breach occurs is critical. Knowing what you need to do as soon as a breach occurs can be the difference between a devastating breach or a minor issue. It’s all about lessening your loss potential.
Questioning it All
We deal with information/data so often and in so many different forms that it is easily taken for granted. But make no mistake, data is one of the most valuable assets you possess. When your employees and clients give you their information, they also hand you their trust. So, it’s no surprise that more and more clients are taking the initiative to ask companies about their cyber policies before they engage in a business arrangement. Are you prepared to answer these kinds of specific cyber questions?
Another area of concern you may not have thought about is 3rd party risk. If you haven’t discussed cyber security with your third-party vendors, then you can’t be confident in their practices. This also means you can’t be confident that your data is fully protected. Examples of questions you should be asking your vendors:
- How are they protecting the data you share?
- What are their cyber policies and procedures?
- What is the chain of action if a breach occurs?
- How and when will they communicate with you?
At SN, we feel strongly about empowering companies to protect their data. If you aren’t sure what steps to take, you aren’t alone. Join us as we bring together three experts to help you explore the path to a secure cyber environment.