End user training is important, no doubt. It can keep users compliant, safe and, with any luck, cut down on the number and frequency of help desk requests. Unfortunately, IT just doesn’t always have the time and resources to devote to it.
Getting regular employees to obey IT’s security policies is tough enough. But things get even more difficult when dealing with executives – who, as it turns out, are making plenty of security mistakes on their own.
IT pros know the drill: Offering security training for end users is critical because it’s often their mistakes that lead to data breaches. But too often, companies don’t focus their security awareness efforts where it has the biggest impact:
All IT managers likely believe their company’s information security could be improved, but budget issues often get in the way. However, here are some affordable steps companies can take now.
When using company computers, most users don’t think twice about online security. But if companies don’t change that mindset, they may leave themselves open to security attacks.
IT security training is a critical layer in any company’s plan to protect data – but new research shows that even highly trained users are susceptible to hackers’ new sophisticated attacks.
Companies are increasingly being targeted by sophisticated spear phishing attacks that trick members of a chosen organization into downloading malware or surrendering sensitive data. And many businesses are helping criminals succeed.
Often the hardest part about overhauling an organization’s IT security program is knowing where to begin. In this guest post, security pro Ryan Halstead has some advice on getting started.
Most companies are confident their information is secure, but in reality, the data shows most organizations are struggling to deal with emerging IT security threats.
A significant part of a company’s security strategy is often conducting IT security training for users. But those attempts to raise awareness rarely help organizations avoid attacks, according to one security expert.