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Cybersecurity is a necessity in today’s business landscape. One strike can have a devastating effect on all areas of your operation. The risks of cybersecurity are no longer contained to the IT department. Everyone has a stake in keeping your business protected.
Why Cybersecurity Matters
What exactly is cybersecurity? And why is it important to your organization?
Cybersecurity is the combination of people, processes, products and technology that protect an individual or an organization and its networks from digital attacks. Cybersecurity can also be known as information technology security, or IT security.
• Organizational networks
• Cloud-based systems
• On-premise software
• Firewall and endpoint management
• Mobile devices
• Data and applications
The practice of cybersecurity is important because it protects organizations and their networks from exposing financial or sensitive business data, as well as personnel information. It’s estimated that the average cost of a cyberattack is more than $1 million and results in operational/productivity loss.
Cybersecurity encompasses a number of elements, including:
• Awareness: Education and training surrounding cybersecurity threats and how to prevent them
• Assessment: Evaluation and strategic planning regarding potential issues and areas of concern
• Implementation: Design and architecture, security configurations and integration of solutions to protect your organization
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