Why Only Focusing on Prevention May Not Be Enough for Your Business Security

Security | February 20, 2023 | Zero Comments

Todd Crane


To protect your home from intruders, you make sure that all doors and windows are locked and secured. You might even build a fence around the perimeter and get an angry-looking dog to stand guard. But what if someone has already broken in and set up camp in your basement? All your previous efforts to secure the house will be in vain.

This same principle applies to businesses trying to protect their data from cybercriminals. While investing in security software and taking a strong, multi-layered approach to security, including multi-factor authentication, encryption, reliable backup systems, and staff training are all important measures, they may not be enough.

The missing piece in the security puzzle for many businesses is detection and response. This involves continuously scanning systems for any signs of a breach and having a process in place to stop an attack in its tracks. However, a new study reveals that only a third of businesses prioritize detection, while two-thirds focus on prevention.

Focusing solely on prevention may give businesses a false sense of security, especially since cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to evade security measures. It’s like building a 10-foot wall around your system with intruders already inside. More than 80% of businesses experienced more than one data breach last year, despite having good security measures in place.

The data suggests that in-house security teams may be too complacent, thinking that they’ve put all necessary measures in place. To protect against today’s determined criminals, a well-rounded approach with strong prevention and detection policies is the best solution.

If you’re a business owner, it’s crucial to reevaluate your security policies and ensure that you have a robust detection and response system in place. Don’t be complacent about the security of your data. Criminals are always evolving, so your security measures must evolve with them.

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Gray Beard Cybersecurity is an award-winning cybersecurity firm and managed IT provider with offices in Nashville, TN, Plano, TX, and Tucson, AZ. They specialize in assessing and reducing cyber risk for small and mid-sized businesses. They can reduce complex technical problems and solutions down to the simplest of terms that any business owner can understand, regardless of technology literacy.

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