Business firms take various steps like employing new policies, adopting new tools and strategies to get protected from data breaches and cyber threats. By taking all these steps it doesn’t mean that they are fully secured and cannot be attacked.
Data breaches are growing rapidly and very common these days so every firm needs to do more to fight with them and deal with the consequences. While everyone has knowledge of data breaches and cyber threat but it is harder to deal with data breaches and its consequences.
For a better cybersecurity a firm needs to be methodical, holistic view of the risks and a robust, adopting new tools and putting efforts. Now, one of the reasons for data breaches can be doing one or two things rights while not fully focusing on others. Firms need to pay full attention to each factor to avoid a data breach.
Given below are three common assumptions that lead to data breaches and should be avoided.
The risk isn’t that big
This kind of thought is usually common with small businesses. They believe that cybercriminals target larger business while this is not true they choose the least resistance. Avoiding security and ignoring lower risk can cause data breaches in all kind of businesses.
Every data is more valuable and protecting it is very important these days as it may lead to data breaches. After data breaches, hackers can use the servers to host pornography. So thinking that you are protected and data isn’t valuable will lead you to vulnerability.
We’re already in compliance
To keep your firm protected it is vital to obey all the rules and regulations like GDPR and incoming CCPA. The firm should follow the rules the industry has set to safeguard the data.
Obeying these rules and regulation will help to improve security standards and robust incidents response plan. But it doesn’t mean that you cannot be attacked or suffer from data breaches. Companies usually ignore these things after paying a consultant but this is totally wrong.
We have trained our staff
Companies are providing a security awareness training program to their employees to improve their security. Such training is usually provided at the start of a new project or once a year. Companies ignore providing awareness about security after providing training once a year or throughout their services. Such an act leads to data breaches as the technology and cyber criminals get more advances.