As digital transformation and hyper-convergence create unintended gateways to risks, vulnerabilities, attacks, and failures, a cyber resiliency strategy quickly becomes necessary for your business. A cyber resiliency strategy helps your business to reduce risks, financial impact, and reputational damages. As usage soars you must protect your company’s data from threats.

Guidelines Before Handing Out Mobile Devices To Your Employees

When the company gives a mobile device to the employee, a usage guideline should also be issued. These guidelines should include clear rules about acceptable and non-acceptable use and the steps that will be taken if the guidelines are ignored. Same goes for access to company networks, printers, scanners, and copiers.

Enforcing Personal Cyber Policies In The Workplace

The prevalence of smartphones and computers requires employers to address the way their employees interact with devices in the workplace. Many companies choose to implement a personal mobile phone policy to ensure employees focus on their tasks or to reduce the risk of security breaches. If employees use their own devices for company business, training should be done on how to protect company data when implementing a usage plan. Requirements for using strong passwords and addressing protocol for a lost or stolen personal device should also be taught.

Install Updates And Software Patches As Soon As They Are Available

In addition to security fixes, software updates can also include new or enhanced features, or better compatibility with different devices or applications. They can also improve the stability of your software, and remove outdated features. All of these updates are aimed at making the user experience better. This practice will keep the cybercriminals out and prevent vulnerabilities from being exploited. Also only download apps from trusted sources and log out after using mobile applications.

Have A Mobile Device Back-Up System

A system backup is the process of backing up the operating system, files, and system-specific useful/essential data. Backup systems for the mobile device are the same as for the computer. A backup service, similar to Apple’s iCloud, that automatically backs up things like your device settings, Wi-Fi networks and app data to Google Drive. The service is free and doesn’t count against storage in your Google Drive account. If anything happens to your mobile devices, your valuable data will be safe.

Create Strong Passwords

Be sure to use a strong password is advice we all constantly see online. Using a password manager helps here, as it can create strong passwords and remember them for you. But, even if you use a password manager, you’ll at least need to create and remember a strong password for your password manager. Most internet users have dozens of online accounts yet only a few passwords to protect them, making it easy for hackers to take advantage of this lack of security awareness. Ensure employees use passwords that are easy to remember but difficult to guess. Do not use partners, children or pets names, do not use numbers or letters like 1234 or ABCD. Use 8 characters and include uppercase and special characters

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