5 Security Tips for Small IT Teams

Whether you’re a small business with a handful of employees or a large, global enterprise, businesses of all sizes are experiencing increased pressure on their security posture. According to Accenture’s “State of Cybersecurity Resilience 2021” report, cybersecurity attacks have increased 31% from 2020 to 2021. Cyber-attacks continue to remain rampant and that likely won’t change as we move forward. Couple the increase in attacks with the growing cybersecurity manpower shortage and talent gap,  and it makes maintaining security more difficult than ever before; especially, for small IT organizations. Whether you’re understaffed, under-resourced, or otherwise disadvantaged, small IT teams need to be extra vigilant to protect their organizations. The following are five tips to help small IT teams maximize their performance.

 

1.   Conduct a Thorough Risk Assessment

Understanding your level of risk is the first step of prevention. When you have finite personnel and resources, you want to ensure that the time, money, and effort will make the largest impact to your risk profile as possible. To ensure that you don’t allocate scarce resources to things that don’t impact your risk, a thorough risk assessment is needed. This can also inform the executive team of areas of risk that need their endorsement to remediate. You can learn more about cyber risk assess