Making a security plan isn’t getting any easier, and the risks you face both online and offline are only getting more sophisticated and more dangerous. Luckily, that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic. All you have to do to excel at risk management is start out with these three simple steps to a better security plan!
Risk Management the Smart Way
There are all kinds of approaches to risk management, but at the end of the day, the best solutions are the ones that fit your business and your unique needs and goals. After all, if a particular solution is really inconvenient or is totally contradictory to your existing workflows, it’s not solving much of anything! That’s why information security should be at the very center of your security plan: it can grow and change with your company, meaning that you’ll never end up with “cookie-cutter” solutions that don’t work for you.
So, what are these three simple steps that can boost your risk management and help you start working on your security plan? Here’s a quick look!
Step 1: Start at the beginning.
First things first: you have to understand how your business operates, what your habits are, and where you’re facing the most risks. Remember, this isn’t just about the Internet–you can have offline risks, too, like documents being left on printer trays.
Step 2: Focus on proactive measures.
Next, it’s time to create a security plan based on proactive measures rather than reactive ones. Try thinking in terms of “stopping a problem from occurring,” not “limiting the damage once this problem has already occurred.”
Step 3: Always look ahead.
The final step toward a better security plan is to never stop working on it. Digital threats are always changing, so you need to be prepared for just about anything–and the best way to do that is to stay vigilant and pay attention to your offline and online habits.
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