The average employee isn’t fully aware of the cyber risks that face their company; even fewer know what to do when they encounter a threat. Cybercriminals know this and see your staff as the easiest way to gain access to your network. All it takes is one wrong click from someone on your team to create a pathway that bypasses your firewalls and other security measures. That’s why companies are often targeted by ransomware or social engineering tactics like phishing emails.
In addition, when businesses implement work from home, the responsibility for keeping the network secure falls on the employees. However, the average person tends to use big box internet providers and wireless that isn’t secured. Home networks allow a wide variety of network traffic from kid’s devices to guests receiving access.
It’s not enough to only rely on firewalls, antivirus tools, and monitoring software. So how do you protect against social engineering and other threats? The answer is cybersecurity training for employees. Giving your team the information they need allows them to take an active role in keeping your network secure.