In light of the frequency and severity of cyberattacks, employee training is fast becoming a hot topic in security planning. The weakest link in just about any network chain is the user, and that’s because ignorance is allowed to run rampant. Staying ahead of cybercriminals involves continually training the user about threats and how to avoid them.
“Insider attacks” might sound like a planned take down of a company’s data from a current employee (and sometimes it is), but the term is most often in reference to employees who unwittingly expose their network to those on the outside who want to do harm. These employees are simply tricked into opening a wide hole for an enemy invasion. The traditional security training program isn’t doing enough to eliminate this weakness.
Bring your own device (BYOD) policies pose a considerable threat for those organizations that haven’t thoroughly informed their employees about cybersecurity dangers. This is just one example of an area where you can gain better footing by improving your training strategy.
Consider the following advantages you can realize by embracing a more thorough security training program:
When employees are better trained, they are more effective at finding possible and real threats at a faster clip. They are more aware of their “surroundings” and can spot the dangers before they occur or quickly remediate issues that have already breached the system.
Your employees feel more empowered when they have the tools they need to not only prevent themselves from being the source of an issue, but also to spot trouble for which they’re not responsible.
Know Where to Look
Employees must accept that the majority of security problems originate from within. Armed with this knowledge, they can be accountable while also knowing where to look for possible weak points in the system.
Seeking out a partner that can help manage your systems and security practices is a step in the right direction. At One Connect, we help our clients identify where their top risks exist. Our solutions allow our clients to stay in business, connected to their data, connected to their customers, and ready to take on any threat. Contact us today to talk about how we can protect your organization.