Occasional simulated cyber-attacks are the need of the hour

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Yes, what you’ve read is right! Occasional simulated cyber-attacks are the need of the hour as they help companies and SMBs learn about the current cybersecurity posture they own and how secure their IT assets are against the prevailing threats.

The company can also be prepared with a solution, if in case it gets victimized against the cyber attack. This helps in terminating losses and assists business owners in how to cope up from or with loss.

In these tough situations, when Corona Virus spread initiated lock-downs have eaten most of the profit revenues, taking another chance is like hitting a nail on own head. It can prove disastrous if we ignore cyber threats on businesses, as it can lead to a permanent shutdown.

So, what should be done?

Just creating an environment where companies can start testing their infrastructure against the existing threats, especially ransomware. Allotting a budget, securing assets with required hardware and software like firewalls and anti-malware solutions and seeing that these solutions as per the need when need arises is vital.

CEOs and CTOs should start recruiting a dedicated team of professionals if their company’s head count surpasses 250 or more. As right people in the right place can help in reducing losses and keep the downtime minimal.

There are certain companies that offer such simulated cyber attacks as per the industry the businesses are hailing from.

Especially those in healthcare, finance, manufacturing and utility sector should start following the above stated business functioning protocol for smooth flow of business, particularly in this digital era.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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