Humans make mistakes. But when it comes to cybersecurity, their unintentional actions can translate to big costs for your company. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2022, 95% of cybersecurity issues are traced to human error. Here are a few ways to strengthen this weak link in your security chain.
It is well-known that the weakest link in most companies’ cybersecurity programs is their employees. Phishing emails, social engineering tactics, and adware are all deployed to manipulate people into taking an action they normally wouldn’t take.
Helping your employees counter these tactics begins with education – making them aware of the potential threats and what to look for, as well as the consequences of their unintentional behavior. Cybersecurity training is critical for all of your employees in building this awareness.
There are challenges to implementing training successfully. You must be purposeful about getting their buy-in to help protect your organization.
Below are some tips on engaging employees to partner with you in this vital work.
It takes tremendous time and effort to set up and manage an effective cybersecurity program. Your employees are a critical part of that effort. Onboarding processes and training programs are essential tools to engage them and ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities in defending the organization. These efforts are also the keys to your long-term cybersecurity success.
If you are interested in cybersecurity training for your employees – or want to strengthen your existing training program – we can help! Contact us.