In today’s digital age, where organizations of all sizes rely heavily on technology, ensuring robust cybersecurity is non-negotiable. At the same time, with the restricted cash flow that many non-profit organizations face, the temptation is strong to compromise, using a hodge-podge of free tools that may not be optimal for protecting your network and data. Understanding your organization’s cyberscore, or cyber risk score, is crucial for safeguarding against cyber threats and potential data breaches. This article explores the significance of cyberscores, explains what they are, and provides insights on calculating and improving your organization’s cyberscore.

What Is a Cyber Risk Score?

A cyberscore is a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s cybersecurity posture. It evaluates the likelihood of external attacks on your systems, such as data breaches and malicious hacks, while identifying vulnerabilities within your digital infrastructure.

Think of a cyberscore like a credit score, but specifically tailored for system security. A higher cyberscore indicates a more secure computing network. Typically, you invite outside security consultants to perform these assessments. It’s a good idea to assess your cyberscore at least once a year to stay proactive.

It’s important to understand the individual areas that contribute to your overall cyberscore. Together they can help you devise a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Key factors influencing your cyberscore include the presence of strong passwords, implementation of multi-step verification, up-to-date antivirus software