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Why Your Business Needs a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Presentation

If you have any kind of technology infrastructure to help run your business, you need to periodically have a cybersecurity risk assessment. This will help you understand the vulnerabilities of your network.

Tekie Geek is a cybersecurity solutions firm serving businesses in New Jersey and New York. Here, we discuss why you should be proactive in protecting your business data and IT network.

What Is a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment?

A cybersecurity risk assessment evaluates a business’s ability to protect its information and IT systems from cyberattacks and cyber threats. A cybersecurity risk assessment can:

  • Identify risks to systems
  • Assess potential security breaches
  • Prioritize areas for improvement

A cybersecurity risk assessment is also a way for a business to communicate its proactive approach and reassure outside stakeholders who entrust the business with important information.

After an organization completes a risk assessment, it will be able to make informed decisions about how to minimize potential risks.

How Common Are Security Breaches?

Nearly every business will experience cybercrime at some point. It is not a matter of if it will happen, but rather when it will happen. While cybersecurity threats are an alarming reality, there is no need to panic. There are proactive steps you can take to protect your business and achieve peace of mind.

Evaluating Your Network Thoroughly

Part of a cybersecurity risk assessment is determining what is on your network – and who is on it. Most businesses don’t realize how vulnerable their networks truly are. Some businesses may not be using preventative technologies to prepare for the worst-case scenario if they encounter a cyberattack.

Unfortunately, there are risks to not knowing what is on your network. The costs can include:

  • Revenue: The average data breach costs over $3 million to remediate.
  • Reputation Over half of buyers avoid organizations that have experienced a cyberattack within the previous year.
  • Reach: Hackers tend to target small businesses in hopes of breaching their customer's data.

At Tekie Geek, we use this analogy: You wouldn’t walk into a doctor’s office and ask for a prescription without being checked out first. So, how can you expect a cybersecurity plan to be put into place without a cybersecurity risk assessment?

Are Bad Actors Already on Your Network?

Do you know if your employees are walking away with your intellectual property? Intellectual property is the lifeblood of most organizations, and the cost of your patented processes finding their way to competitors is significant.

If your network is not protected, it’s leaving the door wide open to:

  • Threat actors selling intellectual property to the highest bidder
  • Disgruntled employees using company intellectual property for personal gain
  • Unethical competitors accessing your company’s network

While organizations frequently focus their security strategy on external risks, the trend of threat actors tricking company employees into providing access is on the rise. Think about how much it would cost to have your customer list or approach to service delivery find its way to a competitor. Would that harm your business? If the answer is yes, get a cybersecurity risk assessment.

Network Security Threats Are Expanding

While large organizations are improving their cybersecurity through technology investments and upgrades, small and medium-sized businesses are becoming more attractive to threat actors. That is because these businesses aren’t as likely to invest in a comprehensive security package, which includes internal and external threat prevention.

Some of those environmental factors that are impacting small and medium businesses’ security are:

  • Rise of remote work
  • Little to no protection of IT network intelligence, documentation, or action
  • Limited time, budget, labor, and other resources
  • Lack of visibility and control in the cloud
  • Increased sophistication and proliferation of threat actors

Beware of the Cloud

Most business owners don’t realize that the cloud service providers they are using don’t back up or secure their data. The cloud service providers, whether it be Google Drive or Dropbox, are responsible for the security of the cloud, or the hardware, software, and physical environment of the cloud. The customer, or the business, is responsible for the data security of any information in the cloud. Tekie Geek provides peace of mind through cloud computing and other trusted services.

The Importance of Zero-Trust in Cybersecurity

One of the most important goals of a cybersecurity risk assessment is establishing a zero-trust environment. As it sounds, zero-trust cybersecurity means identifying anything that comes from outside the business’s perimeters as a potential threat. In other words, everything from outside the business attempting to connect to systems should be analyzed before being given access. No IP addresses, machines, or any related element should be granted access until IT teams can verify who the user is and that they’re authorized.

Get a Risk Assessment to Find Operational Efficiencies

When you get a cybersecurity risk assessment from Tekie Geek, we can also assess performance issues within your network, including:

  • Duplicate installations
  • Duplicate accounts
  • Processes and workflows
  • Network discovery
  • Device accounting
  • Improved overall network performance

After an initial cybersecurity risk assessment is done, Tekie Geek can help perform regular checkups on your network’s health. Those can be done annually, quarterly, monthly, or even weekly. Our goal is to help you manage your organization’s IT network health goals.

What Can Tekie Geek Do for Your Business?

If you choose to have Tekie Geek perform a cybersecurity risk assessment on your business, here is what you can expect us to do:

  • Identify activity tied to data breaches and IP theft
  • Assess network vulnerabilities
  • Assess vulnerabilities on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers
  • Discover network devices and network maps
  • Scan for PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR compliance
  • Dark web scans
  • Check for zero-trust security frameworks
  • Check for privileged access management

Having your network checked for cybersecurity risks is important, so make sure you choose someone with the reliability, experience, and experience that Tekie Geek has. We are available 24/7/365 for your IT needs. We provide a variety of IT services for businesses and organizations in New York and New Jersey. Contact us to schedule your risk assessment today.

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