What if a cyber-attack were to occur at your company today? Do your employees know how to spot a phishing attack? Do they understand how ransomware works?
What if a request came down from the CEO for a large sum of money to be wired to another bank? Does your policy manual clearly outline how funds should be released when the CEO asks for a wire transfer?
The reason we’re asking is that more and more companies are now suffering attacks where a phony email comes from a top-level company executive asking for a large sum of money to be transferred overseas. Employees are not following the prescribed procedures to check the authenticity of such requests.
If they see the name of a CEO or CFO, they simply do as asked, only to later find out that the email was from a cyber-criminal.
Companies large and small should have detailed instructions and procedures in place to guard against this sort of thing happening.
Policies and procedures provide employees with a step-by-step set of instructions they can refer to when questions or issues arise. They should be trained to ask questions if uncertain about how to proceed … especially when thousands of dollars are at stake.
Ask yourself some important questions:
Osage Cybersecurity meets with corporate executives, human resource departments, and technology teams to assist in the creation of policies and procedures regarding your company’s security.
Having a good Cybersecurity policy in place can ensure that your employees know and understand the rules. In addition, your policy must clearly define the roles and responsibilities of your employees.
Your policies should clearly outline all vital roles and responsibilities. It should answer the following questions:
During your initial consultation with Osage, we will also discuss many of the most important topics surrounding the security of your company’s data. These include:
If you aren’t sure about this, then it’s time to call in security professionals who understand what’s at stake. Osage Cybersecurity can help.
Contact us now to book your initial cybersecurity consultation. Once you speak with an Osage security professional, you’ll begin to realize how important cybersecurity is for companies in every industry and of every size.