Whatever the size of your business, here are five key cyber security lessons you can pick up from the way big businesses manage their information IT.
No single measure is enough to stop all attempts at cybercrime. Employees need to learn to handle spam. It’s always best to have them send spam and suspicious emails to IT, so that filters can be updated and similar messages blocked from reaching other users. But some employees will still make mistakes. Anti-malware software should protect against their mistakes, but it won't catch every hostile executable file. Access control will limit the damage malware can do but not stop it completely. Breach detection will catch what gets through all those lines of defence, as long as it isn't overloaded. Data loss prevention, including offsite backups, helps to recover from ransomware and other attacks. Every defensive measure contributes to the security of the whole network.
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At the same time, an organisation has to stay security-conscious and make sure that all its employees are. Some large enterprises set a great example with comprehensive security; others make headlines when their measures fail. Big businesses have dedicated teams to guard against cyber threats, as well as ample financial and technical resources. You can learn from their experience and find ways to apply it to your business.