Your employees are your first line of defense in cyber security, and their training is as crucial as the cutting-edge tools you’ve invested in. Are you overlooking this vital element?
We strongly advise you make an ongoing commitment to regular cyber security training for every single one of your team. That means keeping them up to date on the latest cyber threats, the warning signs to look out for, and of course, what to do should a situation arise.
If you’re not already doing that, arrange something now (we can help).
While you wait, here are three urgent cyber threats to address right away:
Email addresses like “info@” or “admin@” are often less protected due to perceived low risk. But several teams may require access to these accounts, making them an easy target. Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), as simple as using a smartphone, can double your security. Don’t neglect it.
MFA fatigue attacks
MFA can feel intrusive, leading employees to approve requests without scrutiny. Cyber criminals exploit this complacency with a flood of fake notifications. Encourage your team to meticulously verify all MFA requests.
Phishing remains a top threat. Cyber criminals mimic trusted sources with deceptive emails. Teach your team to inspect email addresses closely. Implementing a sender policy framework can also enhance your protection.
Cyber security training doesn’t have to be tedious. Try simulated attacks and think of them like an escape room challenge—fun yet enlightening. It’s about identifying vulnerabilities, not fault-finding.
Don’t exclude your leadership team. They need to understand the response plan in case of a breach, much like a fire drill.
Training your staff is not just smart — it’s crucial. If you need help getting started, get in touch.