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Importance of Cyber Awareness Training?

Does your business have employees? If so, your company should educate your employees on how to reduce the risk of Cyber Breaches.

This may have you thinking – Why do I need to educate my employees on how to reduce Cyber Breaches? Because, hackers drive off of human error and employee negligence leading the main cause of data breaches.

In 2017, data breaches cost companies an average of $3.6 million globally, according to a report from the Ponemon Institute. For smaller businesses especially, that price tag could wipe out the entire firm or tarnish the company’s image.

What are some topics I need to train my employees on?

Basic Habits – Many of the most dangerous offenses by employees are things that they might not even think about as risky behavior. In recent reports, a surprising number of workers surveyed admitted to bad security behavior at work; over 25 percent said that they leave their computer unlocked and unattended. Even taking notes on paper, or leaving papers out on your desk, can have unintended consequences.

Remote Work – Working from a coffee shop or home is nice and convenient, but it could also be opening your company up to a dangerous data breach. Remote work is increasing. Over half of hiring managers agree that remote work is more common and a third think it is the future of work. This can be dangerous if not trained properly because, Cyber Security practices have not yet caught up. A majority of executives agree that the risk of a data breach is higher when an employee works remotely, yet few businesses have comprehensive off-site policies in place for those workers. Over half of small business owners said they have no policy for remote workers.

What are some quick tips on implementing a secure landscape for my business?
  1. Frequently Train your Employees
    1. Phishing Scams / Email
    2. Malware Awareness
    3. Password Security
    4. Social Engineering
    5. Mobile Security
    6. Travel Security
  2. Secure Physical Access to Information
  3. Dispose of Old Hard Drives Properly
  4. Update the Workplace Policies
  5. Update Remote Work Policies
  6. Understand & Educate the Correct Flow of Information
  7. Upgrade your IT Infrastructure
  8. Heavy Communication

The above listed – is a start to a safer and more secure business for your employees, clients, and entire organization.

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