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How to Train Your Staff to be Savvy About Cyber Security Threats

As a business owner, you do everything you can to keep your business safe. You think before checking strange emails, you avoid risky sites, and you scan your computer regularly for viruses. But what about your employees? Are they as careful with your secrets to success as you are?

Here are some easy ways to get your employees up to code with cybersecurity.

 

Educate Them on the Most Common Threats

Some employees think that the only hacking threats they face come from strange emails or risky sites, but hackers and data thieves are always coming up with new ways to steal your company’s sensitive information in ways you’d never consider.

Whether it’s phishing scams in emails, banner ads traps on websites, fake wi-fi networks, or keyloggers that record your keystrokes, teaching your employees about these threats will avoid major issues and will teach them important critical thinking skills for cyber safety.

 

Have Them Engage with Your Current Security Software

Whether your company uses one of the big names like McAfee and Norton, or lesser known suites like Avast or Kaspersky, it is important that your employees are aware of the security tools available to them.

Having your team members do weekly or even daily scans of their work computers for malware is an excellent way to keep their systems free of low-level and preventable bugs. It can also give them a crash course in the different kinds of malware and teach them the difference between simple cookies and dangerous trojans.

 

Have Your Leaders and Executives Involved with Training

The best way to teach your employees about cybersecurity is by example from their leaders and managers. 

Having your company’s executives and managers attend security training with your employees is critical because it shows them how important it is to be aware of cyberattacks. It’s important to teach your executives about it as well, as they possess and manage the most critical information.

 

Having the best security software in the world can help protect your company’s vulnerable information, but it’s pointless if your staff and executives don’t leverage it. Visit us online and find out how we can ensure your trade secrets are protected.

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