5 signs your business needs a cybersecurity assessment

A robust cybersecurity posture is no longer a luxury— it’s a necessity. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent, and if you think you’re not a target, think again! Cyber criminals are not only targeting big companies anymore. 

It’s essential to protect your business to ensure business continuity and mitigate the ever-growing risks posed by the growing cyberattacks. But how do you know if a cybersecurity assessment would be helpful for your organization?

Here are five key signs:

1. Lack of visibility on your security posture:

Just like the warning lights in your car, network monitoring tools are essential for cybersecurity. These are one of the tools that will give you the visibility you need within your company. If your business lacks tools like a robust network monitoring system, you might be oblivious to suspicious activity until it’s too late.  A cybersecurity assessment can help you establish a comprehensive strategy to detect and respond to threats promptly.

2. Lack of employee cybersecurity awareness:

Human are most of the time still the weakest links and remain a leading cause of cyberattacks. Employees who lack awareness of phishing scams, social engineering tactics, and best security practices can, without their knowledge, compromise your organization’s data. An assessment can evaluate your current employee training programs and recommend improvements to strengthen your human “firewall”.

3. Outdated systems and software:

Technology evolves rapidly, and so do cyber threats.  If your business relies on outdated operating systems, applications, or security protocols, you’re leaving gaping holes in your defenses.  A cybersecurity assessment can identify these vulnerabilities and recommend necessary updates to patch them.

4. Absence of an incident response plan:

Even the most prepared organizations can be the target of cyberattacks. The key is having a well-defined incident response plan in place to minimize damage and ensure a swift recovery. Organizations with strong response and recovery procedures are more resilient and can recover faster. An assessment can evaluate your current preparedness and guide you in developing a structured response plan tailored to your specific needs.

5. Feeling overwhelmed by cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity can be complex and daunting. If you feel overwhelmed by the volume of information and don’t know where to begin, a cybersecurity assessment will be a valuable starting point. It can provide a clear picture of your current cybersecurity posture, identify areas of improvement, and offer something to hold on to keep moving forward.

Don't wait for a cyberattack to become a cybersecurity champion.

Proactive measures are crucial in the fight against cybercrime.  Request your Cybersecurity Assessment today. William Rosenhek will be your copilot in navigating the road to cyber resilience.

Are you ready to take the driver’s seat?

ACEN is happy to be your co-pilot!
Get in contact with William, our cybersecurity advisor, for all your questions or to get started!

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