When you think of data breaches, cyber attacks and other security issues, most are caused by the same thing: Human error. So, this year, consider cybersecurity training for your employees.
In the first half of 2021, suspected ransomware payments totaled $590 million, according to a report by the Department of the Treasury. In all of 2020, only about $416 million was paid.
Training your employees to prevent cybersecurity attacks is crucial to prevention and there are ways to educated and train your staff on best practices so they can avoid risky – and potentially devastating – behaviors.
Since cyberattacks are varied – and ever changing – training your employees needs to be a multifaceted and comprehensive approach.
It’s also a good idea to tie the training to strict cybersecurity policies that are constantly reviewed with staff, like password updates and multi-factor authentication.
Teaching your employees to recognize website security certificates while browsing is also a good ongoing training practice.
Cybersecurity training should begin as a part of every employee’s onboarding process, and then continue annually with refresher courses and updates.
Staying on top of the latest scams is key, and sharing that information with employees can save your business.
And finally, a key component of training is teaching your employees what to do if a cyberattack occurs. Sometimes, an attack can be stopped if the proper measures are taking in time – but if your staff lacks the training and initiative, it won’t happen.
Like many security issues, cybersecurity training is a matter of awareness, education and action.
At Quality PC, can help you and your small business prevent costly cybersecurity attacks. Contact us today to ask how we can help your company.