The What, Why, and How of a Cybersecurity Policy

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Every company today needs to have a comprehensive cybersecurity policy. This policy will outline a lot of rules and practices for everyone in the company and with no exceptions. But, how do you create one, and why do you need one?

The What

cybersecurity policy is a written policy that outlines how everyone in the company is supposed to help keep the network safe. The policy should be a comprehensive one that covers many aspects of using the company's computer network. This should include everything from choosing a password to what to do if you think the network has been hacked. Employees should be able to go to the policy when they have a problem and get an answer about what they should do to get it fixed. Without a policy, workers may not know when they need to contact IT about a problem.

The Why

It used to be that large companies had to worry about hackers. They targeted the big corporations because they were so well funded and had plenty of valuable data in their networks. However, today it is every company's job to keep hackers and malware out. No matter what the size of your company, it is a target in today's world. If you don't have a complete policy for employees to follow, you run much more of a risk of your network being breached and its data being stolen. Hackers can even put ransomware on your network and take your data to hold it hostage in exchange for a large payday.

The How

Creating a cybersecurity policy for your company should include tips from an IT professional. If you have managed IT services, talk to the techs, and find out what your cybersecurity policy should contain. You might also use another company's cybersecurity policy as a benchmark when creating your own. Think about all of the scenarios that workers may find themselves in as well as all of the standard cybersecurity best practices for keeping the network safe. 

If your company doesn't have a cybersecurity policy in place, it's time to create one. If you have questions, you can contact us now to find out more about how to handle your cybersecurity.