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Social Services

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Because of the quantity and nature of data processed by government and social welfare organizations, they are vulnerable to a set of risks and challenges that are different from ordinary businesses.

Government and social welfare organizations typically process large amounts of sensitive or personal information about individuals that must be protected from cyber threats.

Given the amount of sensitive information contained in government systems, it’s no surprise that government cybercriminals are increasing the number of agencies and agencies they target and do business with to exploit vulnerabilities.

The most important weapon in the fight against cyber threats should be the active management of cyber security protocols. Technical excellence, precautions and continuous training of users are important in risk management.

Even if a hacker succeeds in breaching an agency’s infrastructure, a robust disaster recovery strategy is essential. Redundancy, regular backups and a clear action plan can go a long way in reducing downtime and damage in the event of a breach.

Cyber crime is not a fair game

Overview & Areas of Concern

When developing a cybersecurity program, you must consider all types of sensitive data, from patient health records to personal financial information and intellectual property. The welfare organization is responsible for protecting all data. Failure to do so can result in significant damages for infringement. Individuals affected by the breach could hold the organization liable for costly monetary claims.

That’s why having an effective cyber liability program that acts as an insurance barrier helps protect your organization’s reputation and resources, as well as your organization’s customers. Having a cyber liability program will not only help secure the funds needed to fix the mess caused by hackers, but also help pay for those affected by the breach.

Once the data type is determined, the organization must decide where to store the data. In addition to databases, information may be stored in spreadsheets or text documents. It may not be possible to protect all devices in a social service organization, such as computers and mobile devices. But what you can do is know where sensitive information is in your workplace and put controls in place around that storage.


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Educate employees and users on cybersecurity practices

Human error plays a significant role in cyber breaches, making cyber security more than just an IT issue. We need a culture of awareness and safety for all employees from top to bottom. Protecting sensitive data depends on user processing throughout the day. If these users are not aware of their role in protecting and using sensitive data and securely interacting with internal computer networks, they can put all users at risk.

In response to this factor, employees should be trained to identify and report phishing attacks and suspicious cyber behavior and to keep their passwords secure.

Multi-factor authentication

Many companies have employees who access the system remotely. Access to sensitive systems and data is protected with only one password. These passwords can be easily guessed or identified by a hacker with a quick search. When remote access, such as email, does not require multi-factor authentication, password hackers can easily access remote services. This ultimately leads to theft of sensitive data.

Cyberattacks on social services: Hackers freeze data and demand ransom – the impact is dramatic

Cyber Security to Consider

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Security Monitoring/Security Operation Center (SOC) Virtual CISO (vCISO)
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Security Awareness Training
Vulnerability Management
Security Policy creation

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Security must be strengthened as cyber-attacks targeting these institutions, including insider threats, are on the rise and new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are expanding the attack surface.

Customer information
Medical records
Employee information
Other sensitive data

The most important weapon in the fight against cyber threats should be the active management of cyber security protocols. Technical excellence, precautions and continuous training of users are important in risk management.

Our goal is to help people in the best way possible. This is a basic principle in every case and cause for success. contact us today for a free consultation. 


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