How to protect your business from IT security threats in 2023

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Safeguarding your business from IT security threats is essential in today’s digital landscape. By continually updating your knowledge of the latest risks and investing in powerful security, you can give your organisation the protection it needs. Achieving ISO 27001 accreditation can be a particularly effective way to protect your business online. Read on how to minimise the risk of cyber-attacks and data breaches in breaches in your organisation.

Carry out a risk assessment

Identify and evaluate potential IT security risks that could affect your business. These threats can include data breaches, cyber-attacks, and unauthorised access to your systems. Assess the impact and likelihood of each risk so you can prioritise and address the most critical ones first.

Implement robust access controls

Restrict access to sensitive data and systems based on job rules. Make sure authorised personnel have access to critical information. Regularly review and update user access permissions when making changes to your team and your business requirements.

Invest in employee training and awareness

Train your employees on IT security best practices including remaining vigilant for phishing emails, using strong passwords and safeguarding sensitive information. Create a culture of security awareness and encourage your employees to report any suspicious activities promptly.

Make sure your software is updated regularly

Make sure all your software is kept up to date with the very latest security patches. This software should include your operating systems and applications. Regularly monitor and apply updates to address any vulnerabilities within your systems and protect them against known security threats.

Encrypt your data

Use encryption to add an additional layer of protection. This can ensure that even if your data is intercepted, it remains unreadable by anyone who doesn’t have the appropriate decryption keys.

Create an incident response plan

Develop a thorough incident response plan that clearly details the steps that need to be taken in the event of a security incident or breach. Regularly test the plan to ensure you have an effective and swift response to any security incidents that might occur.

Back up critical data

You also need to back up any critical data to secure locations. When you have recent backups available, this means you can recover your data with minimal disruption after a cyberattack or another form of data loss.

Achieve ISO 27001 accreditation

Achieving ISO 27001 accreditation shows that you are committed to robust information security practices. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It can help you identify, manage, and mitigate information security risks within your organization. The standard enables you to establish and maintain a framework for continuous improvement in information security.

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At JR Consultants, we can assist you if you are interested in achieving ISO 27001 certification for your business. You can reach us by calling us on 01268 758000 or by sending a message to

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