Employees are the heart and soul of any company. They handle the day-to-day running of the company as well as anything that is thrown their way. They are on the front line when it comes to dealing with clients and customers. In short, they are what makes your company tick.
Unfortunately, employees are also the first to encounter a data breach, hack, or cybercrime. Are your employees adequately trained to identify malicious emails, strange digital events, or weaknesses in data security? Too many small- and medium-sized businesses falsely believe that cyber criminals have bigger fish to catch in larger corporations and are thus lulled into a false sense of security. In fact, in 2016, two-thirds of the breached companies were small- or medium-sized companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.
Here are some of the ways that employees can do their part in the digital security of your company. A specialized training for all employees ensures that your employees can do these tasks confidently.
Proper Security Training can help employees:
- Avoid using unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
- Be aware of malicious links and emails.
- Understand the importance of locking a computer when you step away.
- Employ multifactor authentication methods.
- Store passwords securely.
- Use complex login credentials.
Does your company need specialized training in order to encourage employees to adopt the above protocol? Do you have questions about your IT security and need help tightening up your SMB? Call M&H Consulting today at 1-(866)-964-8324 or visit our website M&H Consults