There are some things that all offices need, regardless of the kind of business they're involved in.
For instance, every company needs to keep track of its accounting. And all organizations require some way of overseeing employee compensation. These are not sector-specific tools -- they are universal enterprise requirements. And considering the cyber atmosphere we are living in, you can add another thing to that list: strong cybersecurity.
It is strongly misguided to classify enterprise security as optional. Yet many businesses do it, channeling time and money that should go into network security into flashier things like, say, those 30 seconds of ad time for the new company TV spot. Don't get us wrong, things like product advertising deserve a substantial budget -- but so too does enterprise security. It is not an either/or situation.
At the end of the day, cybersecurity needs a place at the business table. It should not be sidelined or delegated solely to IT -- it should be something that employees know about, that the company consistently works to refine and that is always a priority. Here are some key things that all businesses can do to give network security the place at the table it deserves:
By following these tips, your business can take a key step toward giving cybersecurity its rightful place in the enterprise -- and in doing so, defending your company.