Employee Education and Awareness
There are many software solutions designed to stop cyberattacks in their tracks, however a key component of how businesses can remain vigilant in periods of increased global cyber risk is by providing their employees with cybersecurity training. Cybersecurity training encourages employees to understand the cybersecurity threat landscape, how to identify security risks and the process of reporting potential cyberattacks or poor security practices. Effective cybersecurity training can decrease the chance of a business falling victim to a cyberattack, whilst developing a positive security culture within a business.
As all employees have some level of access to company data, they all play a role in protecting the business from a cyberattack. When designing cybersecurity training, businesses must cover enough information to give employees the tools required to identify potential attacks, without going into too much detail and confusing the audience. Some topics that should be covered include phishing attacks, social engineering attacks, password hygiene and how to stay secure whilst hybrid working.