2021 was a very prolific year for cyber criminals. They get smarter every year and, unfortunately, more successful at stealing data. It seems no business large or small is exempt. Last year, attacks included giants like the Colonial Pipeline and smaller companies like JBS Foods. Significant impacts affected everyone including consumers.
The Cybersecurity Ventures 2022 Cybersecurity Almanac predicts that ransomware will cost its victims more, around $10.5 trillion (USD) annually by 2025. Your company need not be included in those statistics. Here at Aeko we have summarized 18 must-haves created by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) for your business to be cyber secure in 2022. Don’t skip any of these steps or you could pay for it later.
Business Cyber Security Essentials Checklist:
- Track and correct your inventory, including all endpoints connected to your network: computers, mobile devices, IoT and servers.
- Develop technical controls and processes for your data such as how to identify, classify, secure, handle, retain and dispose of data.
- Use established processes and tools to monitor and defend your network against security threats. If you don’t have them, develop them ASAP.
- Plus 15 more on the checklist!
By using its suggestions, you’ll protect your business from being one of the nearly 50 percent of small and mid-sized businesses who have to deal with cyber attacks.
You’ll prevent cyber security weaknesses caused by:
- Improper tech management
- BYOD (bring your own device)
- Phishing emails
- Outdated software
- Remote work
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2022 Cyber Security Essentials Checklist
See where your business stands with these 18 critical cyber security controls established by the Center of Internet Security (CIS). Plus see the types of attacks most likely to impact your business.