A company’s cybersecurity is only as effective as its employee’s habits. The key to enforcing strategic security initiatives and strengthening your business’s overall digital safety is to train employees on best security practices. Here are a few tips to get started:

Make Cybersecurity a Priority

Don’t let cybersecurity get placed on the back burner. Let employees know the importance of the subject by scheduling regular meetings devoted solely to learning best practices.

Start with the Basics

At these meetings, be sure to go over basic security measures, such as password safety, when to avoid opening emails and how to run scans.

Delve a Little Deeper

Depending on how digital-focused your company is, we recommend educating employees on some of the more complicated security measures, such as two-factor authentication, how encryption works and why it is necessary to update and upgrade software regularly.

Communicate Security Changes Immediately

As an employer, it is your duty to be on constant watch for any updates that affect how you manage your company’s security. As soon as a new development occurs, share it with staff so they always have the most current information.

Create Solid Action Plans

In the case of a security breach or other cyber emergency, come up with a step-by-step plan of action to handle the situation. Keep employees apprised of the plan so they know how to react during crisis.

Place Materials at Each Work Station

Learning a boatload of technical information can be overwhelming for many people. To help employees retain their security lesson, create a document outlining best security practices and guidelines for navigating the digital world for them to keep at their desk (ICC can help develop a security practice document customized for your organization!). This will also serve as a reminder to make security a priority every day.

Have any questions about imparting cybersecurity knowledge on employees? Give us a call at 970-419-0602.