If you employ anyone between the young ages of 16 and 19, you must pay special attention to the cyber security training you provide your team.
According to a new study, a variety of concerning online behaviors have become almost normalized among many young people. Much of this activity is also illegal.
We’re not talking about serious cybercrime like ransomware attacks or data theft.
However, one in every three 16- to 19-year-olds admits to digital piracy, and a quarter has tracked or trolled someone online.
The majority of these behaviors may have no direct impact on your business. However, some are so commonplace that far too many young people regard them as normal.
You don’t want them bringing that to work.
Casual software piracy or illegal downloads on work-related devices could lead to a massive security breach.
The solution is simple: provide regular cyber security training to all of your employees.
This training should:
- Emphasize the consequences of inappropriate online behavior and the risk of security breaches.
- Educate everyone on how this type of activity can harm people – and your business.
- Make everyone aware of the scams and attacks that your company is vulnerable to, as well as their role in keeping everyone safe.
- Make clear the consequences for anyone found engaging in this behavior.
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