As technology continues to evolve and advance, so does the threat of cyber-attacks. With our dependence on IT and computers systems, cyber security is (or should be) a major priority for all businesses. As cyber threats and data breaches are on the rise, Australian businesses must be proactive and take the necessary steps to ensure their cyber security is robust and effective. In this article, we’ll examine what your business should look at when choosing the best cyber security solutions to secure your company’s important assets, data, and information.
1. Understand your business assets
The first step is to understand your business assets, what type of data your business handles, and what your vulnerabilities are. Once you understand this, you can then identify the most critical assets to secure and protect, which will help determine the best security solutions for your business.
2. Budget considerations
The cost of IT security systems vary, so you need to look for a solution that not only fits your budget, but also delivers the necessary protection for your business. When considering implementing a cyber security solution, you should factor the cost of the implementation, and the ongoing maintenance and upgrades.
3. Choose a customisable and scalable solution
To safeguard your assets and data, choose a security solution that can be customised and scaled for future growth.
Customisable solutions let you select the features and functionalities you need, rather than paying for a generic solution that might not fully fit your business’ needs and ultimately leave your IT systems vulnerable. By choosing a customised solution, you will only be paying for the protection your business requires, which in turn lowers costs and increases efficiency.
Similarly, if you plan to expand your business now or in the future, developing a scalable solution with your cybersecurity partner guarantees you will have the necessary security in place to grow your business without the need to revisit or revamp your security solution.
4. Choose the right cyber security partner
Choose a partner that understands the core functions and is aligned with the goals of your business. In addition to reviewing a potential partner’s background, customer feedback and reputation, you should also take into consideration that they:
- have the right technical skills and expertise to implement a security solution that’s right for your business;
- have a proven track record of providing effective cyber security solutions;
- offer dedicated customer support and are available when you need them, especially in the event of a breach; and
- can comply and provide guidance on any relevant government legislation.
In addition, it’s important to determine whether potential security partners have the technical knowledge and experience to implement the right solutions for your business given your requirements.
Advanced technological solutions like Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions. EDR and XDR systems protect your most important business assets by identifying, analysing, and responding to cyber threats. As a result, any security partner you work with must have the right experience and expertise to scale and customise a security solution that’s best for your business while also offering ongoing support and guidance.
If you are looking to implement a cyber security system or would like an obligation-free review of your current security system, please contact CyberPro to speak with one of our experienced team members.