A data breach has a huge, costly effect on businesses large and small. Preventing online data breaches is as important as preventing theft from a brick-and-mortar establishment. There are certain basic safety precautions every company should take to keep itself and its customers protected.
Breaches happen to small companies
We hear about data breaches in the news including Target, Home Depot and Sony but did you know that a Verizon study found that 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees?
Employees are your weakest link
You may have taken steps to protect your company. You probably installed a network firewall, regularly patched your computers with vendor security patches and have deployed anti-virus software. But technology alone cannot stop cybercrime and data breaches. IBM found that 95% of data breaches are caused by human error. That makes your employees you weakest link in terms of cyber security.
Employees need cyber security training
In order to minimize the risk of data breaches, companies need to focus on the cause of 95% of data breaches – their employees. The best way to minimize data breaches is to train employees on cyber security and how to recognize possible threats.
Introducing our employee security training
We are excited to announce our employee security training. The training is interesting and engaging and makes extensive use of multimedia. Employees will learn about phishing scams, ransomware, phone scams and the dangers of public Wi-Fi. The training hits a broad range of security topics.