A business without well-trained employees is one that is always on the precipice of disaster. With the threat landscape the way it is, you need your staff to know how to properly maneuver around company IT and you need to ensure they know how to protect themselves and the company in a digital environment. Today, we will take a look at some strategies to promote end-to-end security at your company.
As threats have piled up, automation has made it possible to cover much of your business, but your staff presents hackers a route into even the most heavily fortified network. Perpetrators are aware of this opportunity, too, making it the predominant vector they attempt to use.
To help counter efforts to undermine their cybersecurity businesses need to properly train their people by teaching them how to identify threats, what to do if they think they’ve been the recipient of a phishing email, and that every threat needs to be reported. To make this a reality, many businesses invest in solutions designed to educate their users and test them to ensure that they’ve absorbed this information. To be properly prepared, you have to know that everyone on your team is familiar with phishing strategies and can defuse the situation competently.
Before you set out to get your staff trained up and thoroughly tested, you will want to create the policies and procedures and document them so that everyone in your business has access to them. These policies will want to cover phishing, use of company property, employee access, password best practices, and more. If it’s important to you, you will want to ensure that it’s protected with policy.
The only way to be sure that your employees know that you are serious about your business’ security is if there is constant communication about it. A data breach could very well mortally damage your business, so making sure there is an open dialogue between you, your staff, and your IT administrator is important.
Your team is literally on the front lines in the battle for your data and your company’s well-being, get the resources they need by calling the security professionals at One Up Solutions Northwest today at (503) 278-5011.