Cybersecurity awareness among your employees is another line of defense that could help save your business. Security breaches lead to leaks of sensitive business and customer data that can culminate in loss of business and financial loss.
The responsibility of protecting your company should never fall on just one or two technicians. Instead, every single employee companywide must know their roles in helping to protect the company from cyber threats through both training and awareness.
This week, we will be focusing on the importance of cybersecurity training and ways to educate your employees on how to identify and respond to threats.
What is Cybersecurity Awareness Training?
Cybersecurity Awareness Training helps employees understand the threats that company data faces and their roles in protecting it. At the end of each course, employees will know what they need to do to keep your organization’s information safe and why protection is essential. Adding mandatory cybersecurity training when onboarding a new employee will not only show the expectations for protecting the company’s data but will also ensure employees keep security in mind from their date of hire.
Why is Cybersecurity Awareness Training Important?
Keeping your company’s data safe is vital to ongoing operations, and every team member must bear responsibility for data security.
There a few different reasons why cybersecurity awareness training is important:
- Having more employees creates more openings: Security threats to your company increase with the number of employees you have. More employees add to the number of emails sent and received in addition to the number of computers and vulnerable devices you control.
- Your employees are targets: The hackers who send out fake emails to attempt to steal information can try to target your employees specifically.
- It decreases successful phishing attacks: Training your employees helps prevent attackers from achieving success with their phishing email attacks.
Making your employees aware of cyber threats reduces the chances your organization will become a victim of a scam.
Join us tomorrow as we cover different Cybersecurity Threats on which you should routinely educate your employees.