In 2016 former President of the United States Barack Obama passed the Cybersecurity National Action Plan that implemented near-term action and developed a longer-term strategy of bringing awareness and protections to public computing systems connected to the Internet. The strategy is to make an immediate effort to empower citizens to protect their own privacy, while also maintaining public safety and national and economic security, as many of the most critical systems this nation utilizes are networked on the web.
For the average small business, it is more crucial than ever to avoid the pitfalls that lay on the internet. Victims of cybercrime deal with an endless number of issues, including drops in revenue, data loss, downtime, and fines/restitution if they are unable to keep their networks secure. Below are a number of line-items that the Federal Bureau of Investigation recommends to keep your data secure, and to avoid becoming a victim of the most pressing malware on the Internet today: ransomware.
Governments absolutely have to have a strategic plan on how to deal with cybercrime, and as a solid practice, businesses should follow suit. If you want to make sure your strategies are top-level, visit https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/cyber/news to see what the FBI is doing to protect their computing infrastructure. For more great security information, subscribe to our blog.
Seán is the Managing Director at Aniar IT Services and has been working in IT for over 20 years
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