2016’s biggest cyber threat? You !!
How do you let your employees avoid falling into traps from cybercriminals
Cybersecurity is not the new buzzword. Cyber attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated by the day. An excellent IT security today is not even sufficient to ensure that commercially sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.
The biggest threat is clear within your organization: your employees. According to IBM’s Cybersecurity Intelligence Index is a whopping 95 percent of all cyber attacks caused by human error.
Although the idea of a group of criminal hackers operating from an abandoned nuclear bunker in Russia hacking very mysterious and even a little cool leaves appear (let’s be honest), it is usually just the fault of Marketing Mark, “a bank statement receives his mailbox and download them accidentally.
Innocent mistakes like these, however, can have dramatic and costly consequences. In August 2015, for instance, was a spear phishing attack on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, the confidential information of some 4,000 troops on the streets. This just because an employee had clicked on a link from a dubious email.
But how do you prevent employees to not to become prey to digital scams?
Repeating, Repeating, Repeating
Creating a risk-conscious workplace is easier said than done. Of course, training is the first step in raising awareness of your employees. But how much of this training someone remembers even after weeks, months or even years?
You keep employees alert, it is important that you do regularly points to the (new) threats out there, how to recognize them and what actions you should take it. But how do you do that? By scheduling a lot of time-consuming refresher courses – where everyone is kept of the work? No.
How we entered into battle with cybercrime
Here in the office we struggled with the same problem. A training for all our staff … check! But how do we keep our staff are regularly informed about new risks and threats without compromising on productivity?
Employees of their workplace every wegplukken was to follow a new training course for us not an option. Send an email to an already overloaded inbox also proved unsuccessful.
We came to the conclusion that we needed to reach our people when they were indeed just a moment.
That’s why we started the show prevention tips and warnings on all available screens within our company.
Important news about opening suspicious emails, passing on confidential information or making false payments has now been shown repeatedly throughout the office.
While walking to the coffee shop employees received a reminder from one of our digital signage screens next to the coffee maker.
When someone had not been touching his computer for a while, the screensaver packed with prevention tips automatically jumps out.
Scrolling through our company-apps at lunch, you guessed it, yet another reminder!
With this combination of digital tools, there was almost no escape.
Due to schedule messages in advance, we did our further no more worries to worry about.
When a new cyber threat emerged, we were able to respond immediately to this by creating an additional message. Simple.
This new approach also offered us an excellent solution in the case that a lot of it just slipped something through the cracks. It would be rather strange to send out an email if your server is hacked just now, right?
No more thoughtless tattle!
That our approach quickly worked became clear to us. That persistent cyber criminals are still trying it.
Every day we receive dozens of phishing e-mails.
But the biggest difference from a while ago? People think happy now twice (or even three times) twice before they click on something.
Or is this the end? Probably not. Studies show that cyber crime will evolve significantly in the coming years. But at the end of the day I step with confidence in my car knowing that we are potential cyber threats are minimized.
This blog post is written by Frits Vos, CIO at Netpresenter.
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