The most disastrous threats to your information technology could come from within your organization–your employees. These are not necessarily disgruntled employees, but the ones who make security errors. They are the people who visit websites that are infected with malware, open phishing e-mails with requests for confidential information, or store usernames and passwords in an unsecured location. Hackers and criminals will gain access to your information any way they can, and it’s much easier for them to do this through your employees rather than through a well-maintained IT infrastructure. The best way to protect your business from these non-malicious employees is by instituting enterprise-wide Security Awareness Training.
This requires a formalized training conducted by IT professionals who are up to date on the latest threats, and how to mitigate them. When conducted properly, Security Awareness Training for your employees will reduce the risk to your organization’s data and IT systems and limit the chance of a data breach.
Some laws and regulations specify the need for Security Awareness Training including HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, and FISMA.
Security Awareness Training from Osage Cybersecurity, ensures your employees have a thorough understanding of your company’s security policies, procedures and best practices. We customize our training curriculum according to your unique requirements, identify key security awareness topics, and can help you establish a Security Awareness and Training Policy that meets NIST 800-53 standards.
Only when your employees know what to watch for, understand prevention, and practice remediation procedures, can you establish the first line of defense against the criminals who want to steal your sensitive information.