Adept (noun): someone who is a professional at a given task, possesses knowledge needed to be successful in completing said task.
While this level of skill is important to cultivate in all aspects of business, it is perhaps most important where cybersecurity is involved. Let’s go over a few practices you can adopt and adjust to improve your business’ network security—specifically, in terms of bringing professional-level expertise on for assistance.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the challenges that a small or even medium-sized business faces where cybersecurity is concerned.
What Security Challenges Do SMBs Face?
In many ways, SMBs face exactly the same security issues as enterprises would. After all, data is data, regardless of where it comes from… the Mom and Pop shop next door’s credit card information is just as valuable as a big enterprise’s. There just won’t be quite as much of it.
Therefore, it is crucial that your cybersecurity is taken seriously as it is in a massive organization… However, there are a few obstacles that could get in the way of that goal.
Primary amongst these obstacles is the lack of available funds or experience to commit to cybersecurity talent..
What Is a Cybersecurity Professional?
While it may sound like overkill for a small business to invest in, a cybersecurity professional can bring some significant benefits to your business. There benefits include a few key traits that a security professional should exhibit:
- Proactive preventative measures, over reactive responses to security concerns
- Decisions made without the influence of security biases
- The knowledge and experience required to understand and fight against threats
- A clear cohesion between security and comprehensive staff training
- Flexibility in the face of new threats so that they can be overcome
These kinds of traits will be crucial to instill in your team, at the risk of your organization itself.
How to Increase Your Cybersecurity Preparedness
Here’s the thing: shifting your team members from security amateurs to professionals isn’t going to be a quick process. Any level of cybersecurity comprehension will require training—and a lot of it—with intensive attention to detail and preparation into how to respond to different issues. In light of this, it makes a lot of sense that many businesses elect to outsource these responsibilities.
You can do the same. By acknowledging that someone else is better prepared than you are to protect your business, you prove that you are adept in a very important way: you show an awareness that your security isn’t something to be influenced by ego when you have the opportunity to entrust it to professionals like the ones we have at SRS Networks. Learn more about the benefits of entrusting your business and its security to us by calling (831) 758-3636.