In today's tech savvy world, it's just a matter of time before your company falls prey to some type of cyber security risk. Even when you go out of your way to change passwords, limit access, etc., the threat is still there. Unfortunately, cyber attacks can destroy your company from the inside out, beginning inside your computer system. To protect your company, it's important that you take your security seriously. Here are four steps you need to take to ensure the security of your company.
Designate a Risk Assessment Team
When it comes to assessing the security of your company, it's not a one-man job. Because cyber security affects everyone in the company, your approach to cyber security should involve everyone. To properly address your company security issues, the first thing you need to do is develop a risk assessment team to conduct an enterprise physical security risk assessment. This team should include members from each department in your company, particularly those who are most closely involved with the computer systems and software your company uses.
Identify Potential Risks
Once you have your team situated, you'll need to sit down together to identify the potential risks. It's important to remember that not all of your security risks will come from outside the company. In fact, some of your security risks could come from disgruntled employees or accidental risks associated to work that's done outside the office – such as bringing the company laptop home for the weekend.
Assess The Risk Factors
After your team has comprised a list of potential security risks, it will be time to assess those risk factors. Assessing the risk factors will allow you to attach a priority to each risk. For instance, your team may have identified dozens – or even hundreds – of potential security risks. However, not all of them will have the same likelihood of occurring. Assessing the risk factors will allow you to develop a security plan that will approach each risk according to priority.
Utilize Risk Assessment Software
If you're looking for a way to make your team more effective, it's important that you invest in risk assessment software. Your risk assessment software will allow you to assess the risks of your entire company, as well as provide you with realistic approaches towards eliminating those risks. Not only that, but the software will allow you to connect your IT department to the entire company, which will help them monitor the system for security breeches more effectively.