Did you know? In 2021, the average total cost of a data breach to Canadian organizations was an estimated $7.3 million. (Source: IBM, Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022)
Cyberattacks and breaches are on the rise as a result of cyber criminals becoming ever more sophisticated in their approaches of getting your personal or business data. Cyber criminals often target employees as a way to gain access to their workplace or networks and hold data for ransom.
By developing an incident response plan you can quickly respond to incidents, restore critical systems and data. Keep service interruptions and data loss to a minimum with an incident plan that includes strategies for backing up data.
By implementing user authentication policies that balance security and usability you can ensure your devices authenticate users before they can gain access to your systems. This is crucial in keeping your data safe.
By activating firewalls and installing anti-virus and anti-malware software on your devices you can stop malicious attacks and protect against malware. You can download this software from a third-party, but you must ensure that it is from a reputable one.
By backing up and encrypting your data you can help plan for the future. If a cyber incident or natural disaster happens, these backups can help you continue business activities and prevent data loss.
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