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4 Cybersecurity Trainings To Do With All Employees

Posted by biztek-solutions On October 11th, 2022

Students are returning to the classroom now that back-to-school is officially underway. During the first few weeks, teachers will be reteaching their students the topics they learned in the previous school year to help them regain knowledge they may have forgotten during summer break. But students aren’t the only ones in need of a refresher every year. Your employees also need to be refreshed on company policies, values and, most importantly, cyber security practices.

Did you know that human error accounts for 95% of all successful cyber-attacks? When a cybercriminal is planning an attack, they look for weak points within a company’s cybersecurity plan. The easiest spot for hackers to exploit is a company’s employees. New cyberthreats are created on a consistent basis, and it’s important that your employees know what to do when they encounter a potential threat. If your employees are not routinely participating in cybersecurity trainings, your business could be at risk, regardless of size.

Every single one of your employees should be familiar with your cybersecurity practices. When they’re hired on, they should go through an initial training that lays out all of your practices, and they should also participate in refresher trainings throughout the year to ensure that the entire team is on the same page with cybersecurity. At the very least, you should host at least one security training annually. If you’ve never put together a cybersecurity training, you may be wondering what topics you need to cover with your team. Below, you will find four of the most important topics to cover.

Responsibility For Company Data

This is your opportunity to explain to your employees why cybersecurity is so important. They need to understand why cybercriminals are interested in your company’s data and what they could potentially do with it. Everyone on your team has a legal and regulatory with your team, it’s imperative that they know the ramifications of falling victim to a cybersecurity threat.

Internet Usage

Does your company have restrictions on what your employees can use while at work? If not, that’s something you should look into. Every device that’s used by your employees should have safe browsing software downloaded into it to prevent them from stumbling upon dangerous sites that could put your company’s data at risk. Your employees should know what sites are acceptable to use and that they should not be accessing their personal accounts while connected to your company’s network. They should never click on links that are sent from an anonymous source or are found on an unapproved website.

Email

If your employees utilize e-mail while at work, it’s important that they know which emails are safe to open. Employees should not respond to emails that are from people they aren’t familiar with, as that could be a cybercriminal attempting to gain access to your company’s data. Employees should only accept and open emails that are expecting or that come from a familiar email address.

Protecting Their Computers

If your employees have their own personal computers, they should be doing everything in their power to keep them protected. Whenever they walk away from their computer, they should make sure it’s locked; they should also never leave their computer in an unsecure location. also, ensure that your employees are backing up their data routinely and have downloaded necessary antivirus software.

It’s of the utmost importance that your team has been fully trained in your cybersecurity practices. If they haven’t, they could open your business up to all sorts of cyber-attacks that will damage your company’s reputation from a customer perspective. Your business will also no longer be compliant, and insecure companies may not cover your claims if your team is not participating in regular training.

Ensuring that your team is aware of your cybersecurity practices and actively taking steps to strengthen your cybersecurity is the best way to stay compliant and prevent cyber-attacks. If your team is not regularly going through cybersecurity training, you need to start. It will offer more protection to your business, which will make your customers more comfortable doing business with your company.

 

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