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2021-05 FNCI Technology Networks – Newsletter – May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

2021-05 FNCI May 2021 Newsletter


Is Your Cyber Security Policy (Or Lack Of One) Leaving You Wide Open To Attacks?

Every business, big or small, should have a cybersecurity policy in place for its employees. Employees need to know what’s acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to all things IT. The policy should set expectations, layout rules, and give employees the resources necessary to put the policy to work. Your employees represent the front lines of your business’s cybersecurity defense. You may have all the antivirus software, malware protection, and firewalls in the world, but if your employees aren’t educated about IT security or don’t understand even the basics, you’re putting your business at MAJOR risk. What can you do to remedy that? You can put a cybersecurity policy in place. If you already have one, it’s time to update it. Then, once it’s ready, put it into action!

What does a cybersecurity policy look like? The specifics can look different from business to business, but a general policy should have all the fundamentals, such as password policy and equipment usage. For instance, there should be rules for how employees use company equipment, such as PCs, printers and other devices connected to your network. They should know what is expected of them when they log into a company-owned device, from rules on what software they can install to what they can access when browsing the web. They should know how to safely access the work network and understand what data should be shared on that network.

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