Cyber safety is a crucial practice for all internet users worldwide, and more specifically companies and businesses. We are faced with more potential attacks than we could ever imagine. However, there are options to keep your company’s data safe. With Carbon Black endpoint protection companies can ensure that all access points to their data are secure.
Steps for Training Employees
- Getmanagement’s approval – Convey to management the importance of carrying out the training.
- Employ a trainer – This should be a qualified professional in cyber security. They should be able to give comprehensive interactive training that will make the employees easily understand.
- Create awareness – Send out emails, write-ups of the current trending attacks of the virus, and other forms of attacks.
- Explain responsibility – Explain to the employees they are responsible for the attacks on their computers. That can be effective if they are discouraged from downloading software from sites.
- Test the training participants – After the training, it’s important to weigh how much the employees learned from the exercise and put to the test.
- Create an emergency response team to deal with the attacks in the event that an attack occurs.
What Employees Need to be Trained On
- Company data safety – Every employee is responsible for protecting company’s data. The data should always remain private and confidential.
- Management of the company’s documents and how to share them – It’s important to train the employees on how to handle the information whenever they need to report or share files. In cases of signs of the unresponsive behavior of computers, employees should be able to recognize the notification alerts and immediately report to the IT Department for swift action.
- Passwords – Weak passwords and leaked passwords could lead to a breach of data. Employees should learn how to create unique passwords. The company should also have set plans and procedures for periodic password changes.
- Software installations – Employees should be made aware that they are not to install any third-party software. Downloading and installing softwarecould lead to malicious program (worms, Trojans, and viruses) installations that could lead to jeopardization of crucial data.
- Internet browsing – It’s essential that employees are made aware that they should never browse through any unsafe websites and avoid emailed links. It’s risky as the company’s data can easily be at risk.
- Responsive emailing – Emails that come from known sources only should be accepted. Otherwise, they would be putting their computers at risk.
- Social engineering – Employees should also be trainedto not give out too much information to websites as this could lead to risks, e.g., phishing and fraud.
- Social media policy – There should be policies that guide employees on how to use social media and never to use company emails to register on those sites.
- Protection of the computer resources – Employees should learn on how they should handle their computers, e.g., locking them when they are not using them.
Importance of Employee Training on Cyber Threats
- Creating awareness – To make employees aware that the attacks exist and how much damage it can cause if it happens.
- Sharing responsibility – The safety of the company’s data is not only handled by the IT Department but the whole company, so training is crucial.
- Safety – The integrity and protection of the computer resources will now be guaranteed as employees will be ablerecognize the importance of taking safety measures when using computers.