Ensuring Cybersecurity is Working For Your Staff Not Against it

Posted on Oct 25, 2016

Cybersecurity awareness can be an intimidating mindset for your staff. The stress of everyday alertness and communication can often turn inward on an organization, creating an atmosphere where the very tenets of cybersecurity backfire. Your IT department is going to be under the most pressure, but internal teams across all departments need to be working in unison in order to create the most secure environment possible.

Ensuring Cybersecurity Awareness is Working For Your Staff

With that in mind, there are some key concepts that executive management can try to implement when leading the charge in cybersecurity. Most are rooted in the concept of empowering your teams, and encouraging open communication.

Individual Employees Are Not at Fault
In the modern age of cyber threat, staff should not be made to feel personally responsible for cyber breaches. This atmosphere leads to employees attempting to fix issues themselves, or keeping problems quiet entirely, both of which can make breaches worse.

Don't Restrict Your Team
From an IT standpoint, overboard Internet restrictions are pointless. With employees working at home or other remote locations, the use of wi-fi and web-based access are vital cogs for corporations; restricting your team severely impedes business function and isn't a succinct way to prevent cyber threats.

Communication is Key
An ecosystem of company-wide communication is critical to understanding threats and working on solutions. Although, this isn't an environment to grow solely within your IT department, this is an ethos that should extend to every arm within your organization.

Stay Up-to-Date on Technology
Beyond what your team can do, there's no excuse for not being up-to-date with current technology. Cybersecurity is an investment well worth the price tag, and your employees need to be working with elite solutions to stay efficient and protected.

Prevent and React
There are two main aspects of cybersecurity awareness your staff must understand, prevention and reaction. The work is never done, not even after the worst-case scenario has occurred, because there's always something that can be done to further prevent future attacks.

Having a proper mindset is often just as important as your set guidelines and security technology. Cybersecurity awareness, at its best, is a team sport where everyone needs to be on the same page. For more information on our products and services, contact NC4 any time at 877-624-4999.

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