Protect your company against your biggest cybersecurity risk – your staff!

July 24, 2020

As the pandemic broke out, many companies set up ‘good-enough’ remote solutions to swiftly move their workforce online. But little was done to manage the risk your staff pose to your business data.

Here are 3 easy-to-implement internal policies that mitigate cybersecurity risk:

1. Separate work and personal usage of devices

Your internal policies should ensure the lines between the workplace and your team’s personal use of devices are kept very separate.

2. Disallow personal transmission of workplace data

If your employees download workplace documents to work offline or forward them to their personal accounts, you lose control over the data contained in those documents. Digitally limit this access where you can and ensure your employment documents and internal processes protect your data.

Illustration showing worker sitting at desk at home

3. Create a safe cyber-culture

Your employees are less likely to report data incidents if they feel their job might be at risk for doing so. Promote a culture where incidents are reported and dealt with quickly with little fear of retribution.

The looming threats of lockdown and prolonged work-from-home arrangements don’t look set to subside in the near future. If you need assistance managing cybersecurity risk in your organization, reach out.

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