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Your business objectives
Each business has its own unique goals, milestones, operational techniques, and team. No two businesses operate in truly the same manner, even if they both sell the same type of tea set. Building a cyber security plan that supports your business objectives, and enhances the way you work, is critically important.
Defining your business objectives
There are four primary types of business objectives that must be catered for, supported, and enhanced, by your cyber security plan. These are:
Compliance and regulatory objectives
No business exists in a vacuum, free from legislation and regulation that governs the way it operates within the territories it does. Your business' cyber security plan must:
Every business exists to make money, in some way. And yes, that includes non-profit organisations and community organisations. In differing ways, each business generates and attracts income to ensure its growth and ability to secure customers, and further attract potential new opportunities to generate future income. Your business' cyber security plan must enhance your business' ability to make money. At its heart, your cyber security plan could be used to generate an even higher return on investment, because your:
Your business' operational objectives form the matrix for your daily operations. Being able to maintain your productivity levels, ensure your customers are well-serviced, and your team able to work is key, but improving on those operational objectives is also important. To illustrate how operational objectives are influenced by cyber security, we'll use the example of a hat shop running a sale:
Big Top Hats is opening a new store, and wishes to promote their opening sale through their Facebook page. The floor staff at Big Top Hats have been hard at work preparing the right stock and pricing for their big opening sale, and it's now time to promote the sale online. Although Big Top Hats has several physical stores, they also run an online store, and use selected social media channels to advertise their products. They've been thrilled by the customer response, because their sales statistics reflect that, every time they advertise a sale or specific product online, their in-store sales figures are increased. But, as they're about to launch their advertising via their Facebook page, their social media manager's Facebook account is hacked, and their linked Business Page is deleted. How can Big Top Hats secure their Facebook page in the future, and be assured this won't happen again?
Perhaps you're considering an expansion into new territories, introducing a new product range, or implementing a different way of doing business within your company. Strategic changes, improvements, and shifts, must be catered for and supported by your business' cyber security plan.
Matching your cyber security plan with your business objectives is vital, as this helps to ensure compliance and ease of adoption. ProPrivacy can help. Get in touch, and we'll help you find ways to improve your business through implementing a robust cyber security plan.