Cyber security is no longer considered an optional measure for any organisation. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small to medium business or a large corporation. It is essential to protect your network from cyber criminals who mean to cause harm. Our first in kind User Security Score app helps cyber security become an easily accessible essential in your security strategy.
Before we explore how the User Security Score can help your organisation, let’s investigate the current state of cyber warfare.What is today’s online environment regarding cyber crime?
In the ANZ landscape, hacking in various forms has skyrocketed in the last two years. Over 50% of the hacking attempts are malicious in their intent.
Many industry sectors are impacted, and none are immune. If your business has an online component, hackers will consider it a target. The sectors with the most attacks are vital services such as health, financial and resources such as mining.
All companies targeted are crucial operations to the economy in some form, and attacking them causes system-wide disruptions, which is usually the hackers’ intention.
Other motivations for cyber crime may be:
- Financial objectives
- Creating a data leak
- To publicly embarrass person(s) or the company affected
These attacks are not just damaging to the privacy and security of your network, it can also cause clients and other stakeholders to lose faith in your organisation’s ability to protect their information. Not to mention some attacks can lead to fines for non-compliance with recommended cyber security standards in your industry.
With these factors in mind, it’s clear why cyber security has become a necessity rather than an optional measure for your business.
What can I do to avoid a cyberattack for my organisation?
Cybersecurity is a daunting concept for many companies. Some individuals can perceive it as complicated and sometimes put into the too hard pile.
However, some of the most basic cyber security measures are incredibly effective at preventing a cyber-attack. The reason for this is human error causes 84% of all attacks. An employee leaving a network enabled device in a public setting can be all it needs to cause a security breach. Factors such as low password strength and not having multifactor authentication (MAF) as a minimum can also mean that hackers can gain access to your network with alarming ease.
How can I ensure we implement basic measures across my team?
Our first in kind User Secure Score gamifies the cyber security tasks every team member can implement into an easy-to-read dashboard. This dashboard slots into existing Microsoft technologies, such as Azure and Microsoft Teams.
You can access the dashboard as an app in your Teams structure to view which required steps have been completed and if there are outstanding tasks. The total amount of completed tasks is combined into a score. The more tasks you complete, the higher the score.
At a managerial level, you will see your own tasks and your employees’ scores as well to see if there are any weaknesses or non-compliance in your organisation. The combination of the scores is also rolled into an overall score for the entire company.
Our User Secure Score ensures that cyber security is no longer viewed as a problem for certain departments or employees, rather it becomes a responsibility and raises awareness for each individual team member of your organisation.
My organisation has specific security requirements, can the USS dashboard help my company?Yes, it can. We can create a custom dashboard for your organisation’s requirements. Many sectors have mandated security tasks they must adhere to. The USS can help ensure all your team members fulfill criterion.
We are here to help your company stay on top of its network security and ensure that all team members play their part in keeping their company safe from cybercriminals looking for an easy way into your network.
Contact us or your local sales team for a custom demo and see how our User Secure Score dashboard can help you!