Cyber Security Essentials Checklist: 18 Must-Have Controls
Cyber crime is a significant threat, leading to downtime, costly data breaches, loss of reputation and more. Yet 62 percent of companies don’t have the skills in-house to prevent cyber crime. Where does your business stand? Use this checklist to find out.
Included are 18 critical controls created by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). While there are many layers of protection within each control, the first step is just knowing that each category is covered. Get the checklist now.
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Most Small Business Are Not Doing Enough
Small businesses that say they’re not allocating any budget to cyber security.
The number of small businesses that rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks as “highly effective.”
Small businesses that report not regularly upgrading or updating their applications and software.
Small businesses storing sensitive or valuable data that do not encrypt their data.
Small businesses who verify asset location only once a year or even less often.
Small business owners report that they do not have a disaster recovery plan in place.
It’s no wonder that 80 percent of SMBs worry about being the target of cyber crime within the next six months.
Cyber Attackers Love Small Business
Small and medium sized businesses that have reported being the victim of cyber crime.
The number of cyber attacks that specifically target small businesses.
Average cost of a data breach for SMBs (ransomware attacks average is $133,000).
The average amount of time before a cyber attack is detected.
Types of Cyber Attacks
There is no shortage of ways that malicious actors try to access your network, steal your data or disrupt your business. Here are just a few examples:
And that’s just a few methods. Cyber criminals are always coming up with new ones. Get on the road to better protection now.
Take the first step toward better cyber security with this free Cyber Security Essentials Checklist. Within minutes you’ll see how you stack up in the 18 most crucial cyber risk prevention controls. Plus you’ll know right where to start when talking with your internal IT team or managed service provider.
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