Cyberattacks have become the main concern for Swiss businesses, surpassing the effects of the energy crisis and business interruptions. SMEs are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks, which can have devastating consequences. To help businesses protect themselves against cyber attacks, a cybersecurity expert from Zendata has shared three essential tips.
The first step is to identify the risks based on the company’s characteristics. Large companies are typically targeted by organized groups seeking to extort money, while SMEs are more likely to be attacked by isolated hackers. A security audit can help uncover the company’s vulnerabilities, but if the budget is limited, a cybersecurity expert can help assess the risks and implement targeted protection.
The second step to protect against cyber attacks is to train staff. Employees need to be aware of the importance of having a complex password and not using the same credentials for social media and professional accounts. A phishing simulation exercise can also help develop user awareness of this issue.
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Finally, the third step is to take out insurance against cyber attacks. Insurers struggle to evaluate the risks associated with cyber attacks, which has led to an increase in premiums and more stringent conditions for businesses. However, some insurance policies, such as those offered by Bâloise Assurances, cover most of the economic activities of Swiss SMEs and can help cover costs associated with cyber attacks.