You May Be the Biggest Threat to Your Company’s Cybersecurity
“Not me,” you might be thinking, “I have a strong firewall, a secure wireless connection, and all the latest anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-phishing software.” But your biggest security risk is your employees, and if you’re not consistently reinforcing the role they play in your company’s security, then you may be the weakest link.
There are certain traits that indicate if an employee lacks cybersecurity knowledge. If you notice any of the following behaviors in your employees, it is essential to talk to them about the latest training and best practices.
- The Skeptic: These are the people that believe a cyber attack will never happen to them. They don’t understand the significance of having a strong password or going through the steps for multi-factor authentication.
- The Naive: These types of employees are usually inexperienced when it comes to cybersecurity. They may be the ones who leave their computers unlocked when they go out to lunch or write their passwords on post-it notes.
- The Procrastinator: These employees understand that cybersecurity is important but will still put things off till tomorrow.
So, what steps should you take?
- Make cybersecurity a frequent topic in your communications with your employees.
- Train your employees to recognize an attack.
- Regularly test your employees’ cybersecurity knowledge.
- Invite feedback from your employees on your cybersecurity policies.
Helping Hand IT can evaluate your current cybersecurity policies, or even help you create some if you haven’t done so yet. Our experienced team of technicians will help you identify the weak links and provide options to fix those weak links. We take cybersecurity seriously, and from ensuring you have the most effective hardware and software solutions, to educating your employees, Helping Hand IT Services & Networking is here to help keep your company secure. If you would like to learn more about this, please give us a call at (630) 940-1718.