We all want to believe the best of others… our employees, our customers, and the community we serve. But the simple fact is that bad actors exist, and without preparing for adverse events, they could cause serious damage to your business, your data, and your reputation.
No matter what tools you offer your employees, it will never be enough to prevent security issues. Firewalls, anti-virus software, and other programs can only go so far. Internal threats, data breaches, and cyberattacks will still occur. For example, as many as half of all businesses will report falling victim to a data breach this year. Even more, will experience some form of attempted cyber-attack. On any given day there are numerous attempts to get inside your network, with proper training and protocols in place these attempts will not be successful.
Where does all of this damage come from? Believe it or not, most small businesses experience data breaches from within. It isn’t malicious actors doing most of the damage. Instead, most small businesses find themselves suffering due to negligent employees. The best tools, used poorly, can cause even more damage than no tools at all. So, what can you do to get the most out of your tools?
The short answer is cybersecurity awareness training, as part of a Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Program..