Your organization’s cybersecurity functions best when incorporated on an organization-wide basis. A lack of consistency or confusion among your team members can undermine your efforts to protect your network and systems. Establishing a set of standard operating procedures around cybersecurity best practices is key to keeping your organization as safe as possible during your daily operations.
Read on to learn more about our top suggestions and steps to take to enhance your current employee cybersecurity support plan.
1. Cover your bases with basic risk assessment
Your employees may have varying degrees of knowledge around common cybersecurity risks. These include:
- 2FA & password concerns
- Phishing and malware
- Computer viruses
- Social media scams
- Unsecured Wi-Fi risks
If you haven’t done so, consider including your employees in a basic risk assessment exercise to call organizational attention to these daily risks. Doing this promotes collaboration and engagement within your team and can help you to understand where your employees’ baseline knowledge level lies with cybersecurity risk management.
2. Enforce the use of a VPN
With the new uptick in businesses choosing hybrid and virtual work environments, your network is more vulnerable than ever. If you’ve opted for flexible work environments for your team, consider requiring the use of a VPN to protect your network. This single step can prevent the compromisation of your network no matter where your employees work from.
Plus, it’s one of the most underutilized (yet useful) tools available for organizations of all sizes. A study conducted by the Pango Group found that only 30% of consumers chose to use VPNs in addition to their current cybersecurity measures.
3. Institute a password policy
Frequent re-authorization and internal pings are a large pillar of a Zero Trust security policy. Implementing an institution-wide password policy is crucial to protecting your team members and organizational data from breaches. Setting regular reminders to change passwords after a set interval of days can enhance this strategy if you already have one in place. Several different enterprise-level password solutions are designed to suit the unique needs of your organization.
4. Get a cybersecurity audit
Investing in an outside cybersecurity audit can show you exactly where your network’s vulnerabilities are – helping you to more efficiently address them. While it does require an investment upfront, it can save thousands on your backend development tools later.
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