When you are building a business you will have a series of goals to meet that, for you, will measure your success. On your journey to success you will no doubt change and adapt to whatever challenges you meet. Digital transformation will be part of that journey.
Security and Trust
As you grow, your reputation will be one of the key factors in your success. When it comes to brands, having the trust of the customers will aid growth through confidence. Once that trust is broken in any way, not only is it a PR disaster but it will start to affect sales almost immediately and into the future.
Having a robust security plan in place for your business should be a priority. Doing a full audit of the current situation and identifying what areas need to be looked at is the first step. Seeing what data you have and how and where it is stored will be valuable. Ensuring systems and platforms are as secure as you can make them is the next priority. Having your team aware of cyber security and giving them the tools to protect themselves so they in turn can protect your business is key.
Increasing use of mobile devices both within the business and by customers’ needs to be reviewed. The security of WiFi within the organisation building but also the use of it by remote staff needs to be addressed. Security of email and protocols should be in place to prevent phishing and ransomware attacks. There are so many areas for attention which may include risks of hacking of any new technology such as chatbots or IoT products. Alot centers around the concerns of your customer personal data being vulnerable.
Disaster recovery will be on the agenda when it comes to security. Deciding on where in the cloud information is stored and backed up and having a plan around business continuity should an attack occur. All these security concerns need to be addressed for ultimate business success.
Planning what you need to do and implementing it is the goal. Knowing that there is not just one solution that fits all is a start. Planning a set of different layers with different priorities that build up to a robust protective cloak will keep your business safe. Plan your security strategy today and plan for business success.