The construction industry happens to be the third most vulnerable to ransomware attacks. According to a recent survey, 74% of companies are unprepared for cybersecurity threats and do not have a response plan to protect themselves.
So, how can construction firms raise their cybersecurity awareness and be more prepared in the case of a cyberattack- Here are some steps to start securing your network against a cyber attack.
Improved knowledge and understanding of what to look for can help reduce the danger of a cyber assault. For instance, an email or a link doesn’t appear real, it probably isn’t and should be avoided. If something appears wrong, you can report it to your company’s IT department.
The importance of speed in an attack situation cannot be understated. The sooner you act, the more likely you are to avoid serious repercussions. Overall, establishing a plan of action ensures that your company is prepared to fight an attack. You may never have to worry about mitigating network breaches if you have the right protocols and training behind you.
It’s also imperative to provide regular training to employees. Having employees trained in recognizing unusual cyber activity can drastically lower the likelihood of an attack succeeding. Additionally, instead of using passwords, attempt to utilize passcodes. Hackers can gain access to an employee’s personal information in various ways. Using a phrase rather than a single-word password makes it considerably more difficult to crack and, as a result, keeps data private.
To make a solid, secure passcode, use at least four words with spaces between them. Then you can add symbols, characters, and case-sensitive words, to make it more complicated. Doing this will greatly lower the odds of an attack and thwart any cybercriminal attempting to obtain access to your data.
Finally, you can acquire cyber insurance, which will protect you in the event that something goes wrong. It’s also reasonably priced, and you can pay in monthly payments.
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