Most people don’t wait for a car accident has occured to purchase car insurance, it’s something you purchase the minute you buy the car and drive it off the lot. That’s how we should be thinking about cybersecurity. Being proactive instead of reactive is key.
Cybersecurity is a blanket term for the practices and procedures a company or organization puts into place to protect servers, systems, networks, devices, programs, and more. In the past, cybersecurity was just an extension of a company’s IT department, but with attacks on a major upswing and technological advancements ever-evolving, making cybersecurity an afterthought is not something many companies are willing to risk.
The problem is, many business owners have been reactive because they didn’t understand the complex workings of cyberspace, and when they did decide they needed some help protecting their data network, it was too late. Most of the attacks that have happened in the last several years were because business owners were ill-prepared. Don’t let that be you.
The reality is, we have even more to worry about now than in the past.
Another issue that may soon plague the cyber universe is the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI). No, we aren’t about to have a visit from a high-tech robot version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but AI is a looming threat. Data breaches, cyberattacks, ransomware strikes, and othernunforeseen tech infiltrations could easily be on the horizon with the introduction of AI.
There is no better time than now to prepare your business for an attack. Now is the moment to act! But, where do you even begin?
Why is Cybersecurity Counseling SO Important?
In this uncertain time of ever-growing technology, more and more people are relying on it to hold and store all of their valuable data and information without any backup. This is a hacker’s paradise.
Because of the rising numbers of cybersecurity threats and attacks, cybersecurity companies have popped up all over the place, and they all claim to have your company’s best interest at heart.
This is the real reason why cybersecurity counseling is crucial. Having a counselor to help you and your organization understand and mitigate the risks associated with cyberthreats and attacks, and having them help you navigate the waters of choosing the right cybersecurity company to serve you is an absolute must in the times we are living in. Cybersecurity counseling can help you with awareness, compliance, risk management, and if the worst happens… incident response.
- Awareness- Having a cybersecurity counselor means you and your company are aware of certain risks or vulnerabilities that may be out there. They also can help you safeguard against threats like phishing or malware. Your digital assets are more protected when you have someone helping you along the way.
- Compliance- Cybersecurity counseling can help your organization understand regulations and requirements that may be needed to meet necessary compliance standards and avoid any potential legal risks.
- Risk Management- By understanding your vulnerabilities and weaknesses, you will be able to get more help from the cybersecurity counselors to implement appropriate safeguards that will truly help and protect your data.
- Incident Response- If the worst case scenario happens, and you are hit with a cyberattack, cybersecurity counselors can help you with their knowledge and skills to get back on track quickly, recover data, minimize damage, and recover from the incident.
You Don’t Know Where to Turn? We Can Help!
Maybe you feel very business savvy, but the technology supporting the business feels intimidating to use and maintain. . .and even more intimidating to protect. If this is the case, here at Oppuous, we have just the thing for you: Cybersecurity Counseling.
Providing several benefits, cybersecurity counseling can help organizations like yours understand the risks and threats associated with cyberspace, allowing you to make decisions based on best practices to protect your digital assets, informed by the advice of technology experts.
Another role cybersecurity counselors have is assisting in the identification of any vulnerabilities an organization may have in their various systems, networks, and processes. As cybersecurity counselors assess the system for vulnerabilities, they are able to help create a list of measures to enable to be proactive and take measures to mitigate any risk involved with vulnerabilities in the tech.
Through the advice given by cybersecurity counselors, organizations help businesses recover from cyber incidents, providing guidance on incident response time and type, data recovery, and future prevention or other attacks. Good cybersecurity counseling can also raise awareness about cybersecurity in the workplace to all other employees, promoting responsible online behavior and adherence to all privacy and security regulations.
In the last five years, ransomware attacks have increased exponentially and brought some of the largest companies to their knees, costing thousands to even millions of dollars just to repair and optimize their network against future attacks. As a result of these major attacks, it has caused even the most stubborn of non-believers to come to the realization that protection is more important than ever before. It is imperative that major companies and even smaller businesses consider having a thorough evaluation of their cybersecurity and their vulnerabilities.
Any business left without strong staff awareness of methods hackers use to attack high- security infrastructure, and adequate preparation against attacks, basically opens the door to potential malicious strikes.
We Connect You with the Best
Oppuous is a full-service technology advising company that employs a wealth of tools, technology, experts, and resources to make sure your business is secure every step of the way—from finding the right tech for your company to purchasing it to managing it.
In a free, thirty-minute cybersecurity consultation call, we will give you personalized recommendations based on your needs and concerns about your tech. We will also work with you through cybersecurity counseling to help you make the best decision when it comes to a cybersecurity solution for your business.
We then will work hand-in-hand with you to find the cybersecurity company that will best fit your needs—large or small. Each cybersecurity company offers something a little different from the others, and choosing the right one is an extremely important decision that could mean the difference between getting everything you need to protect your digital assets and losing your data because of vulnerabilities.
No matter what we discover your business may need, we will find the match that fits you perfectly. We know that the search for the correct cybersecurity company can be somewhat overwhelming. There are so many options when it comes to cybersecurity, and we want to make sure that not only is your technology protected, but so is your bottom line! Our job at Oppuous is to make sure you’re not getting too much or too little from the company you find to protect you. We want to make sure the company that protects you is the perfect fit.
So, take the steps to protecting your digital assets today before it’s too late! You never know when the next cyberattack could be coming, and while we don’t want to worry you unnecessarily, the truth is, you could be the next victim.
Contact us, and let’s start with a free thirty-minute meeting to get you on your way to protecting what’s yours!
Schedule an appointment with us at www.oppuous.com today! As the old saying goes—it’s much better to be safe than sorry!