For as long as the cloud has been discussed as a business opportunity, discussion around how to secure it has not been too far behind. Cloud has served as the catalyst to an array of technology initiatives with ever-evolving security requirements like “bring your own device” (BYOD), remote working and the internet of things (IoT), extending security needs well beyond the traditional data centre. As devices proliferate and more production systems are brought online, the security risks will increase sharply, creating new vulnerabilities.
Organisations are introducing new technologies to drive innovation and growth faster than they can be secured. Employees are increasingly targeted as the weakest link in cyber defenses with people-based attacks such as account takeovers, ransomware and phishing scams making it more expensive and difficult for organisations to recover from.
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Here are a few basic best practices for organisations to be mindful of when it comes to cyber security:
Cyber security awareness: the basics
Implementing good cyber security practice is the responsibility of all staff, not just the IT department. Here’s a list of the bare minimum all staff should know: