I love my team. I’d be nowhere if it wasn’t for them.
Do you feel the same about yours?
One of the downsides of staff is that the more people you have working for you, the higher the risk of your business suffering data theft.
That’s because 85% of data breaches are down to the ‘human element’.
Cyber criminals are hoping to trick your team into clicking a link or downloading a file. Which can allow them access to your network and your data.
And their methods of getting that click are getting really clever.
Phishing emails and spoofed websites – where they pretend to be people and suppliers you trust – are difficult to spot.
So how can you make sure your people will notice anything suspicious?
I can recommend three things.
First, you should ensure all your people have regular cyber security training. Yes, this includes you. This will keep everyone up to date with the latest techniques used by criminals, and the warning signs to look out for.
Next, you should make sure all devices are password protected, encrypted, and can be wiped remotely if they are lost. Including your team’s own devices if they access business data on them.
And finally, you should have a strict policy that details exactly how a potential breach is dealt with. Who should be told and what should happen?
Need help getting your business up to speed with data security?
This is what my team and I do every day.