– Bill Carey, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Siber Systems Inc.
With hacking incidents on the increase worldwide, it’s more important than ever for business owners to make sure their employees use effective cyber security practices.
Here are three tips that can help employees stay safe:
- Make sure employees use strong passwords on all devices. Passwords are the first line of defense, so make sure employees use passwords that have upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. It’s also important to use a separate password for each registered site and to change it every 30-60 days. A password management system can help by automating this process and eliminating the need for staff to remember multiple passwords.
- Train employees on cyber security best practices and offer ongoing support. Some employees may not know how to protect themselves online, which can put your business data at risk. Hold a training session to help employees learn how to manage passwords and avoid hacking through criminal activity like phishing and keylogger scams. Provide ongoing support to make sure employees have the resources they need.
- Hold employees accountable. It’s crucial to make sure everyone in the company understands how important it is to use effective cyber security practices. Managers and business owners should lead by example, modeling excellent safety habits. It’s also a good idea to provide an online security manual and ask employees to sign an acknowledgement form after training to indicate they understand and will abide by company policies.
As a business owner, it’s up to you to protect your company against the risk of security breaches and data loss. One of the best ways you can do that is to make sure your employees know how to operate safely online. Hacking is on the rise, but by following these tips and providing your staff with the knowledge and tools they need, you can keep your business safer.
About the Author
Bill Carey is Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Siber Systems Inc., which offers the top-rated RoboForm Password Manager solution. Find out more about RoboForm at http://www.roboform.com/.