When there’s a major incident, such as the Target data breach, we all tend to clutch our wallets a bit tighter. If the appropriate actions aren’t taken to respond, or if the prevention techniques weren’t up to par, the compromised company may be required to pay punitive damages.

Here are the main areas of focus to determine a company’s ability to prevent such intrusions:

Know How Vulnerable You Are:

The company’s leadership needs to have a method for pre-emptively identifying and assessing the current level and business impact a cyber attack would have on their company.

Know Where You Stand:

What is the business impact, or level, of Cyber Crimes to the company?

Have a Detailed and Current Plan:

Know what you are doing to address any identified risks to your business network. Ask yourself what you can do to improve your security, based on the types of risks you’re seeing.

The Industry Standard:

You should always remain updated on the Cyber Security Industry Standards and Best Practices. What best practices have you implemented recently?

Keep a Count:

Know, or have an easy way to access, the amount of attempted cyber security breaches that happen per week.

Establish a Threat Threshold:

Aligned with Industry Best Practices and Standards; classify how many cyber threat attempts are needed before being escalated. Know what types you should respond to.

Test Your Security:

Finally, if you haven’t already, employ TDI Security to simulate a data breach to your environment. Is a breach easy or impossible? How can you strengthen your defense?

If you need help putting together a plan or addressing any of the above areas of concern: Get in touch with us.