As the business world becomes increasingly digitised, you’ll have to tackle several dangers that come with doing business online. Cyber criminals nowadays have several methods to target organisations, from credential hacks to sophisticated ransomware attacks.

This is why it’s critical to think about measures to protect your organisation in every possible way. If you are unfamiliar with technology and the cyber threat landscape, it might be hard to know the best strategy to protect your organisation. With so much noise about cyber security out there, it can be challenging to distinguish between myth and fact.

Understanding current and evolving technology risks, as well as the truths behind them, is critical for providing a secure direction for your business. This article can help you with that, and after reading it, you'll have a better idea of the threat landscape and how to protect your business against it.

Cyber security myths debunked

Busting the top cyber security myths is essential to keep your business safe:

Myth #1: Cyber security is just one solution

There are many different aspects to cyber security and they’re all crucial in keeping your business safe. A robust cyber security posture includes employee security awareness training, physical security measures and a web of defenses for your network and devices. You can create a solid cyber security strategy for your business by considering all these measures.

Myth #2: Only large businesses become the victims of cyber attacks

If you fall for this myth, it could severely damage your organisation. The truth is that small businesses are targeted more frequently by cyber criminals since their network can easily be compromised and they are less likely to recover from an attack unless they pay a ransom.

Myth #3: Antivirus software is enough protection

Nothing could be further from the truth. Antivirus software doesn’t provide comprehensive protection from all the threats that can exploit your vulnerabilities. Cyber security is about much more than just antivirus software. It's about being aware of potential dangers, taking the necessary precautions and deploying all the appropriate solutions to protect yourself.

Myth #4: I'm not responsible for cyber security

Many businesses and their employees believe that their IT department or IT service provider is solely responsible for protecting them against cyber threats. While the IT service department/IT service provider bears significant responsibility for cyber security, hackers can target employees because they are usually the weakest link. It’s your responsibility as a business leader to provide regular security awareness training and your employees' responsibility to practice good cyber hygiene.

An IT service provider can help

Cyber security myths like the ones you learned above can lull businesses into a false sense of security, leaving them vulnerable to attacks. This is where an IT service provider, like us, can help. We can help you separate fact from myth and make sure your business is as secure as possible.

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Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to secure your business. Call (02) 9114 9920 or reach out online.