Quiz: How much do you know about cybersecurity preparedness?

Cyberthreats are becoming more sophisticated these days, and Campbell businesses have to protect themselves more than ever. No matter how secure organizations think their IT infrastructure is, it’s still at risk of data breaches.

But how much do you know about cybersecurity preparedness? Take our short quiz to find out. Each question is designed to test your knowledge about common cybersecurity misconceptions. At the end of this quiz, you should know what steps to take to protect your business from current and future threats.

1. How often should passwords be changed, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)?

A. Every 60 to 90 days
B. Every year
C. Only in the event of a data breach

Correct Answer: C. Only in the event of a data breach

The NIST’s latest password guidelines no longer require users to reset their password after a certain period. Instead, businesses are only advised to reset their passwords when data breaches happen.

For instance, if a hacker successfully invades your system, have your employees change their passwords immediately to prevent more data from being stolen.

2. Who needs internal cybersecurity audits?

A. Large enterprises
B. Small businesses
C. All businesses

Correct Answer: C. All businesses

All organizations need to conduct internal cybersecurity audits. Audits verify the strength of your security strategies, validate your organization’s compliance with industry regulations, and uncover vulnerabilities, among others.

Businesses also need internal audits because new technologies can introduce new security vulnerabilities. For instance, unpatched bugs in mobile devices may expose your network to cyberattacks. Cybersecurity audits prevent such breaches from happening in the future.

3. The principle of least privilege involves limiting employees’ ________ to the bare minimum of privileges they need to do their job.

A. Data rights
B. Access rights
C. Mobile access

Correct Answer: B. Access rights

The principle of least privilege is a part of zero trust security, which promotes not trusting anything or anyone inside or outside an organization. Every user or device trying to connect to their system must be verified before being granted access.

The principle applies to end users, applications, and processes. For instance, an employee tasked to enter information into a database should only have the privileges to do that job. If malware attacks their device or if their account gets hacked, the rest of the network would remain unaffected, keeping sensitive files safe.

4. What does MDM stand for in cybersecurity?

A. Mobile device management
B. Media device manager
C. Manpower device management

Correct Answer: A. Mobile Device Management

MDM is used to regulate and manage mobile devices in an IT infrastructure, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

IT administrators can install MDM software on mobile devices to enforce cybersecurity rules. For example, you can define geographical boundaries where corporate applications and files can be accessed. Once employees leave that said area, their access privileges will be revoked.

5. Why is it important to update your software regularly?

A. Software updates patch security holes
B. It improves the stability of software applications
C. Both

Correct Answer: C. Both

Cybercriminals exploit software vulnerabilities to attack systems, as evidenced by past data breaches. By updating your programs and operating systems regularly, you don’t just get new features and a smoother performance, you also patch security bugs that may be used to access your IT infrastructure.

This also applies to antivirus and anti-malware software. Their definition updates contain critical files that can prevent malware and other cyberthreats from damaging your system.

6. Should you involve all your employees in your security training?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Just a select few

Correct Answer: A. Yes

While data compromises caused by insiders are at a three-year low, human error is still one of the biggest threats to your business. Cybersecurity is not just the responsibility of the IT team. In a good security culture, everyone does their part in protecting company data.

Related reading: Make cybersecurity training more fun with gamification

Regularly conduct security awareness training sessions. Hold cybersecurity talks and play games that will teach employees about good security habits such as creating strong passwords and staying away from suspicious emails.

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You can also simulate a cyberattack to see how teams will react to the real situation. Stage a malware attack to determine how fast your employees can protect their files from infection. Or send a fake phishing email to everybody and see who will fall for the bait.

How did you do?

4–6 correct answers: Congratulations! You know best in cybersecurity protection.
2–3 correct answers: You know quite a bit about cybersecurity, but there’s more to learn!
0–1 correct answers: There’s definitely room for improvement in your cybersecurity knowledge.

Better cybersecurity for your business should be a no-brainer. Our INFINIT Shield solution secures businesses by proactively detecting threats and taking action before they can attack your system. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, contact our IT experts today.