Having a continuing education program can greatly reduce the risk your business faces
No matter how sophisticated your security, your first line of defense and greatest source of risk will always be your employees. Develop and execute strong policies and procedures, and train your staff to comply with them. Education on cybersecurity threats such as phishing and malware, and what to do when encountered, should be part of the expected knowledge base of your employees as they interact with your business-critical data. Having a continuing education programme, even as simple as updates on threats currently circulating, can greatly reduce the risk your business faces.
We realize developing, executing and managing a robust cybersecurity program may seem daunting to organizations that do not have a dedicated team to identify and combat digital threats. Engaging a third-party provider with comprehensive cybersecurity solutions is a good option for those businesses that do not have the time or resources to administer a program on their own.
No one can predict where cyber criminals will attack next and in what fashion. However, keeping up-to-date on the emerging threats as they become known and shoring up your defense against them is a start in protecting your business and your data.