Guest blog: Why EOS® organizations need to elevate cybersecurity
Who is Defendify?
Defendify is an award-winning cybersecurity solution provider pioneering cybersecurity for growing organizations through an all-in-one, easy-to-use platform. With multiple layers of built-in protection, Defendify works to continuously strengthen the cybersecurity of your people, processes and technology by streamlining cybersecurity assessments, testing, preparation, education and protection in one consolidated, cost-effective solution.
How Defendify protects your business
With cybersecurity support and expertise, Defendify helps create, maintain and continuously improve a healthy cybersecurity function inside your business using three layers of protection against cyber threats:
- Cyber-Solid Foundation of assessments, policies, plans and procedures.
- Cyber-Smart Culture of employee awareness and institutional knowledge.
- Cyber-Strong Technology that goes beyond traditional antivirus and firewalls.
Do smaller, non-enterprise organizations really need to worry about cybersecurity?
Cyberattacks don’t just target larger enterprises. According to the Ponemon Institute, small and mid-sized organizations saw a 63% increase in cybercriminal activity in 2019. In 2020, the FBI reported a 300% increase in cybercrime since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A serious cyber incident means lost revenue, brand and reputation damage, and operational downtime, all of which can stunt hard-earned growth – but elevating cybersecurity to a core business function allows smaller companies to stay protected and keep striving toward their goals.
Gaining a competitive advantage with cybersecurity
Having a robust cybersecurity posture can be a serious differentiator for growing organizations. Now more than ever, large vendors and partners are asking the smaller businesses they work with to meet higher security standards, including detailed cybersecurity surveys and questionnaires (i.e., third-party vendor risk assessments) that have to be addressed to do business together. In other words, if you have their data, they want to make sure you don’t lose it — or you risk losing them.
When you take cybersecurity seriously, you position yourself to win new opportunities and keep important customers and contracts. At the same time, you keep customers happy with the knowledge that their data is safe with you, meaning they’re more likely to choose your service again, or even recommend it to a friend.
Why should companies running on EOS consider using Defendify?
To put simply: When like-minded businesses partner together, they succeed together. As an EOS-run company, our values embody every decision and action we take: We are problem solvers, we make cybersecurity easy, we are there for you when you need us and we care about every business, not just the enterprise. We are dedicated to protecting every component of your EOS — from the people and processes to all-important data. Defendify incorporates five critical components into a security-first mindset:
- Setting and aligning priorities within the organization.
- Having everyone work towards the same goals.
- Creating attainable and measurable goals.
- The importance of accountability and structure.
- Monitoring and maintaining business health across people, process and technology.
When your business runs on an efficient system, few things can stop you in your tracks. A cyberattack is one of them. Making cybersecurity a priority is a choice everyone has, and Defendify is here to make that decision easy.
- Gina Richard