One of the largest concerns for many organizations in California is protecting sensitive information from would-be thieves who may use confidential information to exploit critical data. In turn, companies may experience a decline in the trust of their customers, as well as a more difficult time rebuilding the integrity of their organizational processes. Businesses that prioritizes preparation for a cyber attack and fortifies their security systems can be better prepared to intervene in questionable situations before too much is exposed.
There are many creative and strategic ways that companies can undertake the task of cyber security. When several business professionals were asked what they do to protect their organization, one suggested developing a security awareness culture. Organizational leaders should train and educate their workers about security protocols and encourage them to be aware of behaviors or signals that could indicate unusual activity.
Another professional recommended that organizational leaders also work tirelessly to develop a security plan that addresses the unique needs and risks of their company. They acknowledge that developing and implementing a plan will require time, commitment and support from experienced professionals. However, with consistent evaluation and maintenance to add additional support as new techniques are developed, a good security plan can become more effective and reliable over time.
If businesses are working to beef up their cyber security, they would benefit from working with an attorney. Legal professionals can contribute invaluable support and knowledge in helping companies learn about the tools they need to create an optimal security plan.
Source: Birmingham Business Journal, "2019 Insights into Cyber Security," Andriy Onfuriyenko, Feb. 22, 2019