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Five Big Cyber Security Mistakes Organizations Make

Pathlock
February 1, 2016

Five Big Cyber Security Mistakes Organizations Make

reports-and-dashboardsWhether it’s a lone wolf hacker testing their skills or a crime syndicate looking to steal and sell an organization’s data, cyber security threats are out there and they are rapidly growing. To combat these threats, too many companies are relying solely on technology, but that’s not enough. The businesses leading the way in cyber security continue to evolve their strategies. They are following a holistic and evolving roadmap to manage cyber threats from the top down. Those that are lagging behind are putting their valuable data and reputations at risk. Following are five big cyber security mistakes that these organizations typically make:
  1. Continuing to implement the latest cutting-edge solutions – hackers want a company’s data and they’ll continue to find new ways to get it. Purchasing the latest cutting-edge solutions doesn’t protect a company from the countless approaches they can take. The strategy needs to include an investment in the right solutions and ways to protect data, but it’s just one component.
  2. Focusing on compliance alone – putting the right cyber security strategies into place enables a company to achieve compliance. But if the focus is just on compliance, then a company isn’t evolving its strategy to combat ever-changing threats.
  3. Attempting to be impenetrable to cyber crime – this will waste a company’s valuable time and resources because it’s impossible to achieve. It’s just as critical to identify and address gaps in meeting evolving security requirements, quickly respond to and learn from any breaches, and put procedures in place to minimize losses.
  4. Trying to hire the best to beat the best – cyber security isn’t just a departmental responsibility but a company-wide one. Everyone needs to be aware of the threats otherwise a strategy is bound to fail.
  5. Not educating employees about threats – there are countless ways that data can be stolen. It’s imperative that employees are educated about the threats and risks so if they notice anything out of the ordinary, they will report it.
To discuss cyber security strategies and solutions for your business, contact Pathlock Technologies.