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Critical Security Steps to Protect Against Cyberattacks

Bolstering cybersecurity takes planning and communications. Regroup shows you how mass notification can improve your efforts.

Protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attack can take planning and forethought. In the past several years, cyberattacks have been increasing with more companies falling victim to ransomware and demands of high-dollar payouts. It’s estimated that over 90% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. And, now that more companies are embracing remote workforces, these breaches are expected to increase.

According to Accenture, security breaches increased 67% in the last five years and cost targeted companies an average of $2.6 million each. It’s also reported that nearly $17,700 is lost every minute due to phishing attacks.

Cybercrime Magazine predicts that the global cost of cyber crime will reach a whopping $6 trillion by the end of 2021, and that the cybersecurity industry will expand to over 3.5 million jobs worldwide.

Along with minimizing vulnerabilities through employee training and implementing security tools within the network, organizations must have contingency plans in place in the event of a cyberattack.

As part of an overarching communications plan, mass notification can help speed up the response process when breaches occur. It can also play an important role in keeping team members aware of IT policies and potential threats. More accessible than email alone, mass notification ensures important information is received by every team member – regardless of their location.

Regroup is a secure, cloud-based multimodal platform that delivers immediate alerts to email, text/SMS, voice, mobile devices and intranets. Used for critical alerts and everyday communications, Regroup can bridge the gap between IT professionals and end-users to help keep network assets safe from security breaches.

cyber securityCybersecurity Protocols and Mass Notification

Because so many security breaches are the result of human error, it’s critical to have a fully realized and adopted IT security policy in place. Regroup can be used by IT professionals and administrators to notify team members of potential threats of phishing scams before they have a chance to cause damage.

With Regroup’s QuickPost Templates, administrators can very quickly send alerts that are accurate and timely. Regroup can be the perfect tool to remind end-users to change their passwords or update software and apps.

Regroup’s robust reporting gives administrators a digital paper trail that shows who has read the notification. This can help enhance security and accountability throughout the entire organization.

Keeping network users informed about potential threats is a smart way to mitigate the risks and costs associated with cyberattacks. When end-users are engaged, they are more likely to follow security protocols more closely, thus reducing the potential for security breaches.

Incident Response with Mass Notification

network securityRegardless of how many protections you put into place, security breaches can happen. Having a proper incident response protocol is essential to minimize the damage and maintain operations. Stakeholders need immediate notification and actionable direction in order to respond appropriately.

Critical alerts are at the heart of Regroup’s platform. Since Regroup works outside of network infrastructure, delivery is reliable during network outages, power outages and even when cellular services are inundated. This ensures that stakeholders are informed immediately when a security breach has occurred.

Regroup also allows administrators to send network-wide notifications or alert specific teams or regions. This can be particularly helpful when only certain areas of the network are affected.

With Regroup’s mobile app and two-way communication, IT professionals can easily circle back with stakeholders to provide updates and other status reporting. This puts important updates directly in front of recipients. Regroup’s mobile app also allows end-users to discreetly report concerns to the appropriate parties.

Getting Your Team On Board

Cybersecurity demands buy-in from employees and principals alike. Communicating policy updates, maintenance announcements and other security requirements goes a long way to reduce human error and keep network assets more secure.

With a smart communication plan and critical and everyday notifications from Regroup, IT departments can better manage network security throughout the organization.

Your Next Steps

Learn how Regroup can help your organization communicate more effectively everyday and during times of crisis. Schedule a free demo today to see Regroup’s powerful features in action.

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