4 Ways for Effectively Handling the Human Factor in Cybersecurity

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Staying on top of security practices and having employees on board when it comes to cybersecurity ensures that the system is protected from attacks.

FREMONT, CA: Business seems to be always at risk, whether it is from cyber attacks or data breaches. The company may have the best security software and most comprehensive office policies, but the actions of employees a big part in helping to keep critical data safe. A single employee could make a mistake by sharing sensitive company information or clicking on a corrupt link, leading to a massive data breach. Following are certain best practices for getting employees on board with Cyber Security.

•  Comprehensive Understanding

Having a complete understanding would mean employees to keep an eye out for cyber attack situations. A collective effort to stop attacks can guarantee a company’s system more secure. Considering training, the employees can leave nothing to chance.

•  Cybersecurity Training

When it comes to creating a secure culture, ensure a ripe cybersecurity training is included as part of employee orientation. Patience is the key to developing a security first culture across the organization. Keeping the workplace safe boosts productivity. Extensive training enlightens employees to ensure they do everything to prevent attacks.

•  Providing VPNs

Providing employees with all tools to fight cyber threats is a must. Virtual Private Networks(VPNs) offer dependable privacy that ensures employees can handle confidential information without it leaking.  It allows employees to share data on public clouds without the risk of a security breach. It is also essential to consider choosing reputable companies for VPN services.

•  Evaluation

Training aids employees in the know the appropriate actions they need to take when detected with potential threats. But assessment helps firms determine loopholes in the system that need fixing. LAN’s should be bulletproof to ensure intruders cannot access the system. Regular knowledge evaluation for employees is also necessary to keep everything safeguarded.

Having security policies in place is vital, while businesses also need to realize that it alone cannot drive away all the risk.  It is only through educating staff about the importance of working safely, that businesses can help to mitigate the risk and safeguard what is most important to them – the data.