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Safeguarding Organizations against Cyber Threats
With the rise in cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and the IoT, organizations have greatly increased the collaboration in their workflows, increased productivity and even respond to the needs of their customers better than what was previously possible. But it can prove to be a double-edged sword, opening the door for hackers and malicious attacks like the Ransomware attacks of 2016 and 2017. So it is necessary for organizations to safeguard themselves against these threats as they can be affected at any moment. As the safeguarding techniques improve, the threat landscape becomes increasingly more complex. Something as simple as a malicious email can crumble an organization’s internal processes; holding up development for weeks and months.
So, cyber diligence is crucial for organizations that want to protect themselves and their customers from attacks. How organizations assess their cybersecurity risks is important. As the scale, sophistication, and frequency of cyber attacks increase, they must ensure that there are adequate security protocols and policies put in place. In addition, the software used by organizations should be up to date.
It is sometimes advisable that organizations partner up with organizations that understand cybersecurity and have the know-how and experience to tackle the various threats that can affect organizations. A big portion of cyber attacks is initiated by an organization’s own employees, often unknowingly. To prevent this from happening, organizations can offer employees training programs to help them understand the dos and don’ts and the ramifications of what could happen if they are not careful.