3 key cyber security awareness tips for your business
Training 2000 opened their new Cyber Security Centre in April, and is now delivering crucial awareness training to employees of businesses in the region. Cyber Expert and Business Manager Sarah Green has provided some useful tips to protect against the varied and persistent attacks launched by cyber criminals affecting thousands of businesses every day in the UK.
- 1. Remember: It could happen to you
Sometimes it is easy to think that cyber-attacks happen to only massive, multi-million pound businesses but SME’s are regularly attacked by cyber criminals looking to steal money, data and intellectual property. Instilling this message across your company, no matter how big or small, will ensure that the risk is taken seriously by employees at every level and is the first step to creating a culture of security.
- 2. Be aware of the many risks
Ranging from a phishing scam where sensitive information can be acquired by pretending to be a trustworthy individual or organisation, to a virus which attacks computer systems, it is crucial that employees know where the cyber-attack could come from, increasing the chances that staff will not provide information or click links which could lead to severe reputational and financial damage.
- 3. Employee behaviour is key
Over 75% of cyber security breaches occur as a result of employee behaviour. Relying on your IT team is not enough to protect your business from suffering at the hands of cyber criminals’ intent on accessing your digital assets. Remembering this and acting to inform staff of the risks and signs to look out for, alongside what to do in the event of an attack is crucial knowledge which organisations cannot afford to do without in the digital age.
To learn more about our courses which are delivered from our newly opened, state-of-the-art, Cyber Security Centre in Nelson, Lancashire, call 01254 54659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more by visiting: www.training2000.co.uk/cyber/