Secure, Modern Workplaces Are Reshaping the Way We Live and Work
Why is network security important? Globally, businesses of all sizes in all industries are engaged in permanent competition, and if your company doesn’t have a modern cybersecurity strategy, you’re falling behind. Why is this?
Businesses Embrace Mobile Workplaces
Mobility has opened up opportunities for businesses in terms of productivity, efficiency, and employee engagement. Business is no longer done between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and it doesn’t always take place in office buildings. Employees can access their data from home, on their phones, or in coffee shops, and while the old way of working may have been less flexible, it was easier to control. As businesses everywhere move to modern, mobile workspaces, they require more robust security to handle the change.
Cybercriminals Are Always Evolving
As security evolves, criminals change tactics. Every year, we see phishing attacks that are more elaborate and sophisticated; social engineering takes advantage of employees who are busy and unaware they’re being targeted, and cybercrime has changed from random acts to carefully planned attacks designed to steal information.
While modern workplaces are empowering, yours needs to have a security strategy that makes sense for your specific business. A major reason why cybercrime is a problem today is that not enough businesses are taking steps to fully protect their data. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to stay ahead of cybercriminals. This blog will look at why security is an important part of the modern workplace, how your business can respond to threats, and how SBT Partners offers a practical and affordable way to stay ahead of cybercrime.
The Three Pillars of Data Security Best Practices
No amount of technology can overcome a careless employee unaware of their role in keeping the business safe. Modern security starts with creating a mindset that extends throughout your organization. This mindset goes beyond simply having security on the radar. Running a safe and efficient business should be at the very core of your company culture, and employees must be fully aware of their role in protecting the company’s data.
Security awareness training should be mandatory for all employees. This training should cover the different types of cyberattacks and teach preventative practices, so your entire workforce knows how to identify and respond to a ransomware attack. The more knowledgeable your company is about cybersecurity, the lower your risk of significant losses.
While culture is a great start, the cybersecurity policies and practices you follow are how you hold your employees accountable. All modern businesses understand their most significant cyber risks and how to respond to them. Your policies define how your business handles important security topics, including password best practices, acceptable internet use, and two-factor authentication.
Once your employees have the right mindset and a game plan in place, the only missing pieces are the tools they need to fully secure your business data. SBT leverages the expertise of Microsoft, one of the largest security providers in the world. Microsoft 365 is an important tool that helps businesses protect themselves against advanced cyberthreats and simplifies IT management with a single solution.
How Modern Is Your Workplace?
How secure is your workplace? It’s your business against the world, and if your security strategy is based on outdated practices, it’s only a matter of time before you’re victimized in a cyber attack.
The good news is you don’t have to face this alone. Businesses like SBT Partners not only take your security seriously, but make it the top priority. We help you lock down your security, monitor your networks, and thwart cybercriminals with advanced solutions. We start with a full workplace assessment that evaluates how well your processes are working, how you use technology, and how you approach cybersecurity.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have access to elite tools and knowledge that streamline your processes and support your business with data that’s protected from risk. Reach out to us today for a consultation, and let us take your business to a whole new level.