8 Critical IT security Lessons for Nigerian Small Businesses

Due to a report published by IT security Risk IQ, which is a digital threat administration firm. This is based on a research, carried out by IDG Connect, answered by 465 persons in charge of making IT security decisions at organizations with at least 1,000 employees in these two countries. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do.

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8 critical IT security lessons your business needs to learn

1.     Most IT security threats come from outside an organization

An IT security threat can originate within your association, such as workers who may have intentionally or accidentally compromised your establishment’s IT security. But people that responded to the survey said 75 % of issues they had experienced originated from someone outside their organization. It is good that your employees go through some sort of security training and awareness programs. This will make to be well fortified to prevent attacks from outside.

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2.     The web is the biggest security issue

More than 70 % of survey respondents said they had issues to moderate confidence in fully securing their organization’s IT from IT security threats coming from the web. What’s more shocking is that 60 percent said their organization experienced IT security issues stemming from mobile devices. This lesser number may be due to rules for using mobile devices in the workplace that could be very strict than for those making use organization’s computer.

3.     Ransomware and malware that messes up browsers

These Viruses – Ransomware and Malware are very threat to IT Security. Respondents said 44 %of their security incidents were due to malware and Ransomware that locks up browsers. Most of these are occurring, as a result of an insecure browser. An employee enters a site with malicious code concealed in it. The downloads trick the employee into clicking something that will trigger it. That’s why training is so important.

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4.     Phishing is an equal problem

Many employees are not careful enough when it comes to clicking hyperlinks in their emails or on the internet. That could gather their private data or lead to malicious things such as malware. Phishing attacks were on the same level with malware, have affected 42 % of the survey respondents.

5.     Keep an eye on your domains

It is good to IT security conscious. Threats to survey respondents’ domains – such as getting hijacked, or their DNS getting attacked – happened to 42 percent of them. The security of your establishment’s online addresses needs to be well looked significantly as malware and phishing.

6.     Assess your IT security

Only 31 % of survey respondents had “so much confidence” in their organization’s IT security’s ability to effectively lessen threats. This figure was less than 25 % for those in healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. If you feel similarly about your organization’s security, then act.

7.     Be prepared to spend more

In future years to come, more than half of the survey respondents are expected to invest at least 15 to 25 % more on security.

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8.     Consider outsourcing

If your Organization’s, IT security needs are multifaceted i.e. you have many employees using other computing devices online. For example, it is advisable to hire a security that will manage your service provider. According to RiskIQ, organizations outsource a third of their IT security management. RiskIQ projects spending for such services to grow to nearly 13 percent during the next two years.

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