What is the true value of training your employees in cybersecurity? Your employees are your greatest asset, but if they’re not properly trained in cybersecurity, they can also be one of your greatest liabilities. Training your employees in cybersecurity can help them practice best practices and protect your company’s data.
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the practice of using tools, technology, and user actions to protect an organization’s network and information from major cyberthreats. By nature, cybersecurity is designed to function proactively.
Why is Cybersecurity Important?
A cyberattack can take many forms. Phishing, ransomware, social engineering…all are potential threats to the security of your business data. Some aim to steal login information to be sold on the dark web, while others attempt to collect personally identifiable information like bank account information or Social Security Numbers. And others can attempt to hold your data hostage until you pay the hacker a sum of money.
A loss or corruption of this data can have catastrophic effects on your ability to do business. According to the Better Business Bureau, less than half of small businesses could survive over three months after losing their data to a cybersecurity attack. On top of potential data loss, a cybersecurity incident can also damage or even destroy the reputation of your business.
How to Protect Your Business from Cyberthreats?
Firewalls, password policies and two-factor authentication are all cybersecurity methods your business could use. Even with these tools in place, it’s always good to help your employees understand the importance of cybersecurity. We highly recommend frequent and thorough cybersecurity training.