5 Steps to protect your Shropshire business from cyber attacks

Only Human: Unveiling Your Greatest Cybersecurity Vulnerability

July 12, 2023

Discover the crucial role of employee awareness in safeguarding your Shropshire business against cyber threats. Our informative video unveils effective strategies for implementing comprehensive cyber security training across your entire organization. Stay one step ahead of cybercriminals by prioritizing cybersecurity awareness. Watch our latest video now for essential insights and actionable tips.

You can build the biggest, strongest wall in the world.

But if your security guard lets people just walk through the gate by flashing a fake ID… then you have a staff training problem.

And that’s why your people are the biggest cyber security risk in your business.

Countless studies show that human error is behind the vast majority of successful cyber attacks.

If your team’s trained in what to look for – the warning signs of a security breach, and what to do if they think an attack’s happening – they become a security strength not a weakness.

For training to be effective, you need to cover 3 main areas.

First, observe your people and look at your systems. Identify the biggest risks and knowledge gaps within your team. And then train on those areas.

Second, make sure training is engaging. Some of your team might cringe at the thought of interactive quizzes or role play, but… they work.

When training’s fun, people retain the information and are more likely to act on it.

And third, do check the training has worked.

Test your people with fake phishing attacks they’re not expecting.

Think of this like a fire drill. If people fall for a fake scam, they’re still a risk to your security and may need more training.

But if everyone spots it and reports it? Then you know they’ll slam the door in a real criminal’s face. Great job!

If you need help to implement a personalised training plan for your team – get in touch. We keep businesses safe from cyber attacks every day.

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