Issue No. 58May 2017
IT Security Tips That Your Employees Should Know
With the recent Ransomware attacks on businesses featured in the national news, IT security is at the top of mind for many business owners.
In keeping your business safe from cyber threats, it’s important to adopt a multilayered approach that encompasses both the technology you use and your most important asset – your people.
Human fallibility and lack of security awareness are two of the most common causes of cyber security breaches in the workplace. In fact, research shows that nearly 4 out of 10 office security breaches were caused internally.
To fully address cyber security issues, experts recommend continued employee training and assessment. It’s also a good idea to invest in tools that allow you to monitor and detect unsafe practices that make your digital assets and confidential business information vulnerable to hacking and theft.
For some people, keeping their personal information secure online can sometimes be a confusing task, which is why they neglect to do it. For businesses, however, data security is an aspect of business that can’t be neglected, since even a single breach could translate into costly liability and financial losses.
Let’s look at a few basic security tips that you can share with your employees to keep their information and your business safer.
These security tips probably sound obvious to you, nonetheless it only takes one untrained employee to cause a security breach.