When it comes to cyber security, there’s one common vulnerability that every company shares: employees. Imagine that you have the best firewall and monitoring services in the world. That defense doesn’t mean much if a well-meaning employee accidentally creates a backdoor for cyber criminals to exploit. That’s why cyber security training is essential for all employees.
Training starts with informative lessons that educate your employees on the dangers of cyber risks, what risks your company faces (e.g. ransomware, phishing,etc.), how to avoid those risks, and what to do if you encounter one. The second step in the training process involves giving your employees an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a realistic scenario via proactive tests. In addition to the training, a code of conduct should be created for proper internet usage.
Through proper training, your employees learn everything they need to know to make smart decisions while online. This can go a long way in keeping them and your business safe.