As you may have already experienced, nomads and solopreneurs wear many hats. As opposed to an employed worker, responsible for just one task or function, the exciting part of your work is that you are in charge of a number of roles, which allow you to shape the business with your own individual style. These might include tasks such as: developing your offering and running the operations, hiring expert help, feeding the marketing channels, setting up the necessary IT infrastructure, securing the finance, and finally, safeguarding your business.
Safeguarding your business – security and privacy – is one of the most challenging aspects for many nomads and solopreneurs. And to be perfectly blunt, for many of you the prospect of dealing with cybersecurity is so boring it presents you with a direct path to Yawnville.
Your Role as the Head of Cybersecurity in Your Business
As you start to learn more about how to safeguard your business, you keep hearing about web attacks and data breaches. Although you’re aware that these attacks might very well affect your business eventually, you’re also sure that you can be successful in safeguarding your business. The problem is you’re not exactly sure where to start. You’re aware that you have to adhere to certain cybersecurity and privacy standards; however, you don’t know what exactly applies to your specific circumstances and what you have to do. The ever-changing threat landscape and the complexity of privacy regulations are simply overwhelming.
Ultimately, you are liable for making your business compliant with the most recent industry standards. To succeed in your role of head of cybersecurity, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions to gauge how fluent you are in compliance.
Understandably, for many of you this gives you a free trip to Yawnville.
Nevertheless, it is essential for you to be able to answer these questions not only to safeguard your business form cyberattacks and prevent paying fines for failing to meet compliance, but also in order to build a trusting relationship with your users and clients.
The Solution for Nomads and Solopreneur
At this point, you may be asking yourself how you can go about becoming successful in your role as head of cybersecurity in your business. To answer any concerns you have, I’ve written an ebook that will soon be published covering the most important topics on cybersecurity, privacy, and indemnity.
The content is specifically tailored for the needs of nomads and solopreneurs, with guidelines on necessary actions for owners of a landing page, a website, email lists for marketing activities, or anyone who runs a platform or uses a content management system. The ebook simply helps you free time to focus on what you do best.
There is still time to include your personal feedback in the ebook. Simply take the survey below (10 questions, max. 6 min., open until November 19) and your responses will be considered for the final content of the book. By completing the survey, you can sign up for the free version of the ebook, which will be available by the end of the year.
Keep in mind that the solopreneurs who are not just compliant, but have truly embedded cybersecurity and privacy in their daily business culture, are the ones who win the business.
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