Strengthening your cybersecurity posture can feel like a scary and daunting task.

And it’s definitely not a sexy topic but it’s an important one to talk about because having a plan will help it not feel so stressful.

I want to talk about some really important points that will give you a plan on positively impacting your overall security, so it doesn’t seem so overwhelming.

A few questions to start with that you’ve probably already asked yourself:

  • “Where does my business start in protecting my data and information?”
  • “What’s at risk, especially if I do nothing and if I’m not prepared?”
  • “Which tools should I use in protecting my business data?”
  • “How much will securing and protecting my business cost me?”

What I like to see inside of a business is for them to have a combination of security and IT operations staff who are skilled in monitoring and assessing risk to protect your business assets.

Businesses, both big and small, need to have a process and plan that’s focused on the hunt, detection, prevention, and mitigation of cyberthreats.


“Where does my business start in protecting my data?” 

It starts with validating that your current IT provider has a process that they’re implementing and communicating.

Security and IT teams should work together with the goal of identifying cybersecurity threats and defending against them — or, if they turn into attacks, mitigating them.

Your IT provider should be doing this for your business because it’s an incredibly difficult task that most IT firms don’t have the skillset to complete. Combining security, Managed IT, and a backup strategy enables you to predict and address security concerns that could have disastrous effects on your company.

A backup strategy is the piece that mitigates your issues should you lose data or access to it – this is often times one of the most important parts of protecting the critical data inside your business.


“What’s at risk, especially if I do nothing and if I’m not prepared?”  

The risk of a cyber-attack on businesses is greater than ever before.

Your devices are constantly being added to networks, increasing the risk that they’ll be exploited. No businesses are immune to attacks.

So, what’s at risk if you do nothing?

For starters, recovery costs are expensive, ranging from thousands to millions of dollars. There’s damage to your reputation and expensive PR help you’re going to have to hire to help you repair your reputation. If you can’t get access to your critical business data, like billing, your CRM, your business software, etc., then what’s the damage that does to your business?

All of these aspects are real things that impact your company if you’re not prepared. You’re not alone if you don’t know if you’re not fully prepared. Many business owners and IT managers are working through the same things and similar struggles. At Twin, we’ve got a plan to get you through this and get you prepared.


“What should the first step be?” 

First, you need to have a documented BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery) plan to help build the foundation of how cybersecurity works inside your company.

Second, you need to identify the right people, the best tools, and everyone’s roles and responsibilities when something happens. It’s about people, process, and technology to protect your business from the scary aspects of a cyber-attack.

Lastly, safeguards are critical to have in place. Safeguards are things like the right monitoring tool and remediation tools for when catastrophe strikes.


“What’s next?”

You’re not alone. We care about you and your business. We also care about doing things the right way with protecting your business through a pragmatic approach and the best BDR process.

Contact Twin Networks today to learn more about how we can help you implement your security and backup needs.

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