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Cybersecurity has become one of the major concerns for businesses today. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland, hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day. Because of the high risk, companies need to be proactive and create data protection and recovery plans to not only reduce the likelihood of a data breach, but also minimize the potential loss if such an attack were to occur.

The Expert Panel at Forbes Technology Council have gathered insights, indicators, benchmarks, tips, and strategies from 12 technology experts that can help you assess and improve your company’s cybersecurity.

Below is what one of the experts, Cira Apps Founder and CTO Vern Weitzman, had to say on creating recovery plan:

“Many companies will have a recovery plan in place, but do they test it? For instance, run a scenario where every computer in your office gets infected and a ransomware hacker wants $1 million to unlock your system. If you can effectively restore from an offline backup, that’s a pass. But that still means you need to test one or two backup recoveries once a month, or more.”

Also, another tip not covered in the article, consider addressing security concerns that customers may have using your software solution by providing an overview of how your company manages security. Here are two examples of security information that Cira Apps provides on the website to assure customers that data security is taken seriously at the company:

For more strategies to assess and improve your company’s cyber security, check out what the other members of the Forbes Technology Council had to say!

Thanks to the Forbes Tech Council for including Vern’s insights! If there are any reporters out there looking for an expert who can talk about productivity, new ideas, and innovations in technology, send email to [email protected] to be connected to Vern.