Creating a Culture of

Cyber Security

Now is the time to take steps to protect the business that you've worked so hard to build.

Protecting your business and your customers from data and payment fraud requires more than just powerful technology. It takes an ongoing commitment to proactively put the right security measures at every potential point of vulnerability to protect your business and your customers from cyber criminals.

Creating a Culture of

Cyber Security

Now is the time to take steps to protect the business that you've worked so hard to build.

Protecting your business and your customers from data and payment fraud requires more than just powerful technology. It takes an ongoing commitment to proactively put the right security measures at every potential point of vulnerability to protect your business and your customers from cyber criminals.

The Human Factor

Recent studies confirm that most cyber security breaches are simply caused by individuals making innocent mistakes – errors that could be prevented with the right tools and training.

of malicious software (malware) requires human interaction to work

Educase Quarterly October 2014

of all data breaches recognize human error as a contributing factor IBM Security Services:

2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

chance that at least 1 person falls victim during a spam or phishing attack

Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report

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94%

of POS breaches were related to weak passwords or weak remote access security

2015 Trustwave Global Security Report

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How to Create a Culture of

Cyber Security

Regardless of the size of your business, cyber security starts from within. By taking a proactive role, you and your employees can help protect your business from fraud, and at the same time, increase customer trust and loyalty.

graduation cap Risk is at an all time high. Follow the steps below to protect your business.

How to Create a Culture of

Cyber Security

Regardless of the size of your business, cyber security starts from within. By taking a proactive role, you and your employees can help protect your business from fraud, and at the same time, increase customer trust and loyalty.

graduation cap Risk is at an all time high. Follow the steps below to protect your business.

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Step One

Take Charge

  • Make payment security a business imperative with strategies such as tokenization and encryption
  • Invest the time and money necessary to set up and monitor security systems and processes
  • Create standardized daily processes for ensuring security functions are working properly
Step Two

Step Two

Make Everyone Accountable

  • Set clear expectations for your employees of their role in protecting customer data and payment information
  • Foster an environment that encourages honesty, and open dialogue about best practices and procedures
  • Conduct spot checks on employee procedures, habits and behaviors
Step Three

Step Three

Train & Reinforce

  • Make security awareness part of new hire training
  • Leverage educational resources
  • Conduct refresher training regularly
  • Educate employees of new fraud tactics and data breach threats
  • Set milestones and reward incentives for exceptional security compliance

Step Four

Check Up on Your Defenses

  • Ask your vendors to regularly introduce advanced tools, and adopt new innovations quickly
  • Develop an audit schedule for testing operational IT practices
  • Take cyber security threats seriously

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late

All business owners need to recognize the potential impact a security breach could have on their success. Having a cyber security strategy isn’t optional anymore.

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