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.
Not all users are created equally when it comes to their knowledge and attitudes regarding IT security.
Most employees are stressed out, and many of them blame their workplace technology. And the more tech gadgets employees have, the more stressed out they are.
Of all the steps IT departments must take to keep their organizations secure, the most important may be to get users and management on board. But here are three common mistakes that prevent IT from promoting a security-conscious culture.
There’s one thing most IT employees want, and offering it could help companies retain their best tech employees, even as the IT job market heats up:
Employees using your company’s mobile devices may be leaving those gadgets open to security and privacy breaches – but a little training could go a long way to fixing their behavior.
One of the stereotypical cybercrime scenarios is an elderly person falling victim to an obvious email scam. But that’s not who most criminals target.
Work is no longer done primarily in the office – employees must be productive on the go, at home, or while they travel. But they need IT’s help to stay connected.
One side effect of a more tech-savvy generation entering the workforce: Younger employees are more likely to fix their own technology instead of calling IT.
Today’s IT departments are overworked as it is, so there’s often nothing worse than dealing with preventable support problems.