Protecting your organization against cyberthreats can seem like a challenge that involves extremely high-tech wizardry, sophisticated knowledge etc. – Much of this is true. Protecting your data and your company against cyberthreats requires skilled professionals. But that isn’t all that is needed. The first line of defence in data security is everyday common sense, and diligence on the part of everyone who works in your organization
The Task at Hand
The first challenge in beefing up your data security is creating awareness among all of your employees that they really do have a serious role to play in data security. Many of the ways they can protect your data are simple, but until they are aware that they may represent a threat to data integrity, they won’t take their role in protecting your company seriously. Provide training that both explains how their actions may unknowingly create problems, and then review what they can do to avoid trouble.
Training should not end. It should be an ongoing focus in your organization. Key points to impress upon your employees are: