Maintain your business’ security
The most obvious reason why you need a cybersecurity policy is to stay safe! A business that doesn’t have internal security standards that are enforced rigidly is more likely to fall victim to cyberattacks, which are more prevalent than ever in 2018. A cybersecurity policy needs to be implemented from the top down to make sure that it’s followed at all levels of a business – organisational experts say that a cybersecurity policy needs to be matched with a ‘cybersecurity culture’ – one that encourages employees to take pride in security standards and ensures that everyone follows them.
Prevent employee fraud
Having a cybersecurity policy will also actively help prevent employee fraud: the top-down approach described above – where leaders demonstrate strict compliance with the new standards – will discourage employees from committing any kind of fraud. Fraud is much more likely to occur when superiors are seen by employees to be lax on standards or even breaking the rules themselves, so a cybersecurity policy that’s closely followed will help to stop wayward employees being tempted in this direction.
Gauge your readiness for emerging cyberattacks
Often in the world of cybersecurity, details will emerge on new cyberattacks and the security requirements needed to repel them, so that businesses can make sure that they will be safe if they were the victim of an attack. Without a codified cybersecurity policy against which you can compare these requirements, you won’t be able to guarantee safety during a cyberattack – simply, your standards won’t be uniform across the board. On the other hand, when you have a cybersecurity policy that has all your business’s current standards outlined, you’ll be able to easily make note of where there need to be improvements or upgrades.
Cybersecurity with CodeBlue
For high-quality cybersecurity services, alongside IT services such as cloud computing and data recovery, CodeBlue are the IT company Auckland businesses need. We also have offices around the country and can offer nationwide services to kiwi businesses. Our combination of experience and expertise providing enterprise-level support to small and medium-sized businesses means that we can give your business the IT support and care it deserves!