Thinking about hiring a cybersecurity expert for your business?
Here are some questions to ask:
How does ransomware work and what can we do to protect our systems?
What are the best options to securely back-up data and why are those options the best?
Do you have suggestions regarding data encryption, malware, firewalls, disaster recovery, and remote access tools?
Have you ever created a security plan for a similar business?
Can you do an assessment of my systems and processes to find vulnerabilities or weaknesses? If so, will you then provide recommendations to strengthen my security?
Will you provide ongoing monitoring of my systems as security threats evolve? If so, how often do you recommend changes?
When hiring a cybersecurity professional, you should secure an agreement or engagement letter so both parties understand the terms of the agreement.
Other businesses in your industry or your business insurance broker may have names of professionals for you to interview.