When it comes to cybersecurity, technology alone will not secure your organization and its information assets—employee education is essential to help protect company information, customer data, and the staff’s personal information at work. Security awareness training is an effective way to teach employees to understand vulnerabilities and how to recognize threats.
GREAT IDEA: Use Microsoft’s “Internet Security at Work” toolkit and host a brown-bag lunch. You can have employees watch the 30-minute presentation, hand out tip cards, and end it with a quick quiz.
The toolkit is free and can help teach employees how to protect company, customer, and employee information. It includes the following resources with instructions on how to use them:
- Tip Card: Top Tips for Internet Security at Work. Information condensed into a printable, double-sided card.
- Presentation: Internet Security at Work PowerPoint. 30-minute slide presentation with speaker’s notes.
- Video: “Stay Sharp on Internet Safety at Work.” 3-minute informational video.
- Quiz: Test Your Internet Security IQ. Printable 10-question quiz to help spread awareness among your employees.
- Poster: Internet Security Begins With You. Let employees know about the presentation.
Because hackers are always evolving, so too must cybersecurity conversations – on a regular basis. For most organizations, this means setting aside just 5-10 minutes at the company-wide meeting to discuss new and emerging threats or safe computing tips. By turning cybersecurity into an everyday business conversation, companies have a better shot at ensuring their employees practice best cybersecurity practices every day.