Create a Security Conscience Team

Create a Security Conscience Team

Today’s employees are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing and ransomware attacks without even realizing the consequences.

More than ever, your users are the weak link in your network security.

Security Awareness Training is a formal process of educating your team about computer security.

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A good security awareness program should educate employees about the corporate policies and procedures for working with IT. Employees should know what to look for in emails, how to hover over a link to check who the real sender is and if a security threat has been unleashed, what is the procedure for reporting and dealing with the vulnerability?

Communicating cybersecurity priorities is no longer just an IT job. It requires a tone at the top.

Those of us leading the company must ensure that employees appreciate the cybersecurity risks, understand the risk tolerance, and support agreed-upon mitigation strategies. Business enablement often trumps security in the interest of going to market quickly, and only business leaders can ensure that checks and balances are in place to hold management and employees accountable.

Applying the human factor can be difficult in companies today because of the shortage of qualified information security professionals.

One leading practice that many of our clients have adopted is to optimize their existing resources and outsource some of the expertise and operations to a company such as Quanexus.

With a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) on staff, Quanexus can provide training to help your team both at work and personally.

If you would like more information about our Security Awareness Training, contact us hereor call 937.885.7272.

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