Even before the deadly Covid-19, various security vulnerabilities came with the age of internet connectivity and cyber attacks were the exploitations of those vulnerabilities.
Due to Covid-19, remote working and technology is weaving the fabric of the modern world but what companies don’t realize is that these computers and software are deeply insecure.
With Work From Home policies, business enterprises need to understand the importance of secure networks. There are a variety of cyber attacks ranging from malware to phishing, and there are organized crime groups behind cyberbullying. If companies don’t have a legal framework to address the consequences fully, it can destroy their security systems and lead to gross misuse of sensitive data.
Post-Pandemic Security Controls Need a Revamp
The shift from office work to working from home is now the new norm. Employees are using their personal computers to log in to their company’s profiles and portals. These employees pose as the biggest reason behind these security breaches due to human error.
Companies are coming up with new models for post-pandemic security controls. Quick fixes have been made to meet the deadlines, but companies don’t realize that quick fixes are actually more deadly for security.
To keep the hackers at bay, businesses should prepare for a data security request for proposal (RFP).
Below are the four structured steps that companies need to follow for an efficient and effective RFP process.
Step 1: Determine Your Objectives
You need to focus on the bigger picture. Start with defining your vision and mission. Vision is your long-term plan that includes your long-term goals, and relevant needs of your business that determine your success. The mission is your short-term goals that align with your vision. Your mission should be educating your employees and making a strong security team while your vision should be to establish a strong security culture for your company.
Step 2: Conduct Research
Vendor research is crucial when it comes to sourcing information from your outside peers and industry gurus. This helps you evaluate the preferences of your customers and figure out what possibilities are available to you.
Step 3: Define the Evaluation Criteria and Establish a Scoring System
Evaluation criteria help to identify the needs and demands of your company and see which vendor fits the bill. By weighing the options, you can find the perfect candidate that meets all of your requirements.
There should be a certain number of questions in the questionnaire that help the vendor understand the intent clearly. This vendor scoring system helps you meet the perfect match.
Step 4: Conduct Further Research
After creating the vendor scoring system, it’s time to conduct additional research. The vendor with more customer references or leadership qualities will get to win the long-term relationship.
You’ll need to eliminate vendors that are not meeting your requirements. Only two vendors will get a spot in your company to create the perfect security system for you.
The selection of a good vendor that can demonstrate security capabilities will benefit your company.