There are many threats to industries, but none can be as detrimental in today’s world with our reliance on technology than hackers. Not only is it necessary for there to be IT teams responsible for monitoring these suspicious activities, but employees need to be aware of the signs of hacking as well. Here are some cybersecurity training tips for employees that businesses should take note of.  

Make It Mandatory 

A way to ensure that everyone at a workplace takes cybersecurity seriously is to make it mandatory for everyone. This can highlight the importance of the many cybersecurity threats a business may face and ensure that everyone gets the proper training.  

Focus on Common Mistakes 

For cybersecurity to be effective, the focus should also be on common mistakes relating to human error. For example, highlight the key indicators of a suspicious email, how to choose a strong password, and the proper protocols they should follow when they identify a possible cyberthreat.  

Make It Efficient 

In addition to making the cybersecurity training mandatory for employees, it should also be convenient. One way to do this is by offering the training program via a quick program that employees can access and complete easily within their work schedule.  

Make the Program Frequent 

A final cybersecurity training tip for employees is to make the program frequent. Not only do the cyberthreats that industries face change and adapt frequently, but the information on how to fight them is easy to forget if it’s not something employees deal with every day. This is why training should be frequent, so employees retain the knowledge. Repeating the program every few months can be an effective way to ensure that employees don’t forget what to look out for.  

While cyberthreats can be incredibly dangerous, the good news is that the problem is entirely preventable. The proper training and execution of it can safeguard your business, regardless of the industry.  

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.