Businesses have cybersecurity best practice guidelines but fail in practice

Almost 70% of companies have cybersecurity best practice guidelines in place but neglect to take the necessary steps to secure their business.

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A staggering 44% of businesses admitted to not securing removable devices using anti-virus software, leaving their IT systems exposed to cybersecurity risks and GDPR fines, according to a new research conducted by ESET and Kingston Digital.

The ESET and Kingston research looked at over 500 British business leaders to investigate how they are protecting their companies from cyber threats that are harmful to their organizations.

The survey revealed that there is a significant disconnect between the IT teams that put the best practice guidelines in place; procurement teams that provide business equipment, and employees that follow the plan.

For a very small investment into encrypted USBs, companies can be better protecting their infrastructure and possibly their reputations.

Speaking about the research findings, Jake Moore, Cybersecurity specialist at ESET said: “British businesses are certainly taking the right steps forward. Putting together the best practice guidelines is, of course, the first step. However, more needs to be done.”

“IT teams must work closely with other departments to ensure that employees are following the guidelines on a day to day basis and they have the right tools to protect their work and the entire organization.”

“Even though we see some businesses secure their removable devices, all it takes is one infected USB to bring down the whole IT network. When it comes to security, companies need to be 100% secure and recognize that there is no room for error.”

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