Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cyber Security Awareness

Because October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, we thought we would take a look at how organizations can raise awareness of cyber security among their own employees. Many studies have shown that employees are the usually the weakest link in the cyber security chain and all could benefit from more frequent, consistent training. This is not to say that they are the only firewall against cyber attacks (see article #3), but the more they know the more they can be helpful in shoring up your cyber security efforts.

Employees are the weakest links when it comes to the security of an organization. (Item #1)   This slide show identifies 10 tips that can help you educate your employees and develop policies that will help mitigate ever-growing cybersecurity risks. (Item #2)   Expecting non-security professionals to be able to identify and stop the intrusion methodologies of today’s cyber adversaries is unrealistic, costly and provides little benefit for the effort required. (Item #3)

The first step in reducing the role of human error in cyber security incidents is to establish a cyber security policy for your employees that states the do’s and don'ts of cyber security. (Item #4)   Even the most knowledgeable workers take big risks with company data. (Item #5)   Small businesses need a cybersecurity strategy to protect their own business, their customers, and their data from growing cybersecurity threats. (Item #6) 

For the full issue, click here.

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