Cybersecurity has become a buzz word so often used, and overused, that the definition can get blurred. While there is no one thing that can make your organization secure and even with a complete defense in depth cyber security strategy there is no guarantee that your organization will not get breached, we will attempt here to break it down into the points that can help you understand what cyber security is and how it can help your organization.
- Digital Bodyguard: Cybersecurity is like having a digital bodyguard for your business. It’s a set of tools and practices that protect your computers, networks, and data from bad actors trying to steal, damage, or interact with your data and information.
- Locking the Virtual Doors and Windows: Think of it as locking the virtual doors and windows of your connected world. Cybersecurity helps keep unauthorized people out and ensures only the right people have access to your network and sensitive information.
- Guarding Against Digital Germs: Just like you use hand sanitizer after touching a door in a public restroom, cybersecurity is about guarding against digital germs like viruses, malware, and other nefarious things that can harm your systems.
- Protecting Your Secrets: If your business has important secrets such as intellectual property or valuable data, cybersecurity is the guardian that helps keep them safe. It can shield your trade secrets, customer info, and other confidential data from falling into the wrong hands.
- Safety in the Cloud: Whether your data is in your office computers or stored in the cloud, cybersecurity helps to ensure that it is safe and sound. It’s like a virtual fence that surrounds and protects your information, no matter where it’s stored.
- Peace of Mind for Your Business: Ultimately, cybersecurity can give you peace of mind. It’s the armor that keeps you safe in the digital world, so you can focus on what you do best without worrying about cyber threats.
There are many tools, policies and practices that can make up a robust cybersecurity program but don’t get overwhelmed and do nothing. Doing anything is better than doing nothing at all and hoping that you will not be breached. If you do not know where to start, you can take our Cybersecurity Self-Assessment which will help you understand where you are on your cybersecurity journey and ways to continue moving forward.