Education is the best deterrent for employees becoming victims of hacking and phishing attempts. Past these discussions and training, a standard method of best practices should be created and reviewed by ownership, management and all employees (and even outside vendors).
One Big Tip: Upper management and ownership must participate in these meetings and educational trainings just like every other employee.
Here are 4 things that will help to educate and (properly) deploy these practices to your employees:
1. Setup open discussion presentations
2. Setup policies in writing for every business process
3. Setup and use password policies
4. Treat everyone in terms of training EQUALLY
These are simple steps that will save you from complicated issues down the road. Education and Enforcement of Best Practices on Cybersecurity are essential to protecting your business in the digital age.
Just call it ‘Preventative Maintenance’.