As society has become more dependent on technology, cybercrime and cybersecurity has risen to prominence.
The internet and digitalization – particularly via the internet – has exposed organizations to many more cyber risks for cybersecurity professionals to deal with.
These cyber risks include:
- Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks
- Data breaches
And can result in:
- Theft of corporate secrets
- Sabotage of systems
- Copying of customer data to sell on the dark web
The COVID-19 pandemic set up another set of cyber risks for cybersecurity experts to sort out. Most businesses were unprepared for the abrupt changes that came with working remotely: Many employees, for example, used at-home electronic devices that are not protected by IT antivirus software or firewalls.
Cybersecurity professionals report that organizations can strengthen their cybersecurity systems by evaluating the effectiveness of current security measures by obtaining certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
It’s also a good idea to develop an infrastructure capable of providing enhanced security options for sensitive data and enterprise applications will allow employees to collaborate conveniently and securely — anytime, anywhere.
Perhaps most importantly, as cybersecurity threats continue to change, each company’s cybersecurity protection systems need to evolve with it. It is necessary to perform periodic assessments of staff readiness to identify areas of vulnerability and to assess if existing policies and training need to be modified.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers a 5-day Cybersecurity Mini MBA Training Course that is an education program and career experience with key cybersecurity business and technology practices including technology, leadership, ethics, regulation and strategic marketing.
Tonex also offers several more Mini-MBA programs:
For more information, questions, comments, contact us.