More companies than ever are realizing the importance of cyber security awareness training. Without this type of training, employees may not understand what they can do to avoid cyber security risks. Consequently, it puts the company at greater risk of a future security or data breach.
Fortunately, there are a variety of cyber security training tips you can follow to ensure that every member of your company is on the same page.
1. Provide Continuous Training
Cyber security isn’t something you talk about today and forget about for several months. Regular training and testing will ensure your staff is prepared to deal with the plethora of threats that exist in your online environment.
There is never a good reason to take time off from cyber security training. Even if your company appears to be 100 percent secure, it’s imperative to continually provide employees training on new threats.
2. Conduct a Security Assessment
Conducting an objective security assessment of your technology platform and employees will give you a clear view of the security posture of your company as a whole. Yes, this will take some time. And yes, it can lead to some things that you may not be happy about. Even so, it’s better than the alternative of sitting back and hoping business is safe and secure.
3. Communicate Effectively
You must have a system for effectively communicating cyber security related information to all employees. Engaging with a trusted partner that has a firm grasp of cyber security will help your company effectively communicate and disseminate relevant information to your staff and ensures alignment with how your organization operates.
4. Start Right Away
While it’s important to provide guidance to current employees, implementing security awareness training as part of your new employee onboarding process will ensure that this becomes part of your corporate culture.
5. Learn from the Past
Has your company made mistakes in the past with cyber security? Is there anything you can learn from other companies in your industry? When you learn from the past there’s less chance that something will go wrong in the future.
There has never been a better time to put more resources into cyber security awareness training.
About the Experts
Founded in 2009, StarlIT Technology is the result of over 30 years of combined experience in the field of Information Technology. Both partners have held executive level positions at multi-million dollar companies in healthcare, financial and account receivables management industries.