You! Well, you and your employees. Like it or not, we are our own worst enemies online, inviting in hackers, viruses, data breaches and everything else under the digital sun through seemingly innocent actions. In most cases, this is done without malicious intent. However, if you aren’t monitoring what websites your employees are visiting, what files they’re sending and receiving and even what they’re posting in company e-mails, you could be opening yourself up to a world of hurt.
That’s because employees’ actions can subject the company they work for to monetary loss, civil lawsuits, data theft and even criminal charges if they involve disclosure of confidential company information, transmission of pornography or exposure to malicious code.
There are two things you can do: One, create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to outline what employees can and cannot do with work devices, e-mail, data and Internet. That way, they know how to play safe. Second, implement ongoing training to keep security top of mind. We can also run phishing security tests and score your employees. This will show you if they know how to spot a suspicious e-mail and make them realize just how easy it is to be duped.