These days news is filled with stories of companies getting hacked, and they’re not just small businesses or mom-and-pop shops. The biggest names in business have been hit by hackers, including the federal government and even major banks. While these attacks are rare, they do happen more often than thought—especially when it comes to cybersecurity training. What can happen if the employees get hacked and how best they can protect themselves against this possibility? Here’s the thing: The big companies work with lots of employees and sensitive data stored on their servers, so the employer needs to take steps now before another large-scale breach happens again!
Companies need to prioritize employee training
It’s important to train employees on how to keep their devices secure. At the same time, what can be done when the employees are already not technically savvy?
The company’s cybersecurity strategy should include the following:
- Make sure you have a legal practitioner on staff who can provide legal advice for any issues that arise from a breach. This is especially important if there is the involvement of another party or entity because of information released during a data breach.
- Create awareness among employees at all levels about what happened and how they can protect themselves against future attacks (e.g., by changing passwords). The communication team may also create social media posts that go into more detail than typical press releases do. However, keep these types of posts short and easily readable so they don’t become too technical or confusing without context!
Employers need to assure against cyberattacks, just like they assure against fires or other disasters.
Cyber insurance is a form of property insurance that covers the damage of data and systems due to cyberattacks, and legal costs associated with these events.
Cyber insurance is just another form of property insurance because it protects your assets—including intellectual property like your company’s trade secrets or client lists—from being stolen by hackers who gain access through malware on someone else’s computer system.
Companies should test their security systems often and take action immediately when vulnerabilities are found.
- Test the security systems regularly.
- Take action immediately when susceptibilities can be seen.
- Don’t wait until a breach happens to act.
- Employers must get active in supporting comprehensive national cybersecurity legislation.
We hope our list of suggestions helps make your workplace a safer place. It’s not always easy to do, but with a little effort on your part and good planning by your company, you can be sure that your company will be protected against cyberattacks. If you have any questions about how best to implement these steps in your organization—or if there are other cybersecurity best practices that we haven’t covered here—please let us know! We want safe workplaces for everyone.