Once you’ve developed your IT policies and procedures, you need to get all of your personnel on board. Even the strongest security position will fail without employee awareness. 85% of security breaches originate from either accidental or intentional behaviour on the part of employees, and attacks like ransomware take advantage of user’s misplaced trust and/or ignorance.
Your employees and personnel need to be aware of your business’ policies, as well as how to avoid potentially dangerous online behaviour. Educating your workforce is essential to protecting your data.
It can be hard to get all of your employees into one place at the same time, especially if you have a mobile workforce – a great convenience and cost saver that also opens your data up to unique threats. Horn IT recommends implementing online security training programs as part of your standard employee training. You don’t have to create a program from scratch, organizations, like SANS, already offer these types of programs online. The important thing is that your workforce is ready to implement your policies and procedures to protect your data.
Horn can also help you to educate your users, we’ve created education programs for businesses like yours, and would love to talk to you about how to get all of your staff on board. Give us a call at (888) 429-5177 today, or fill out the form below to continue to follow our series on layered security.