How to Secure Your Company's Greatest Risk: The User

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Give users a way to react to malicious materials appropriately and then follow through when contacted about it. Users frequently treat IT as a roadblock to productivity, which can be extremely detrimental to corporate security. Don’t be that roadblock, and respond helpfully and in a timely manner when contacted about these issues.

Users are a company’s biggest asset and, unfortunately, often its greatest risk. Mitigating the risk posed by users is an ongoing challenge. You can limit their access through admin rights, but you can’t always prevent them from opening corrupted emails. You can force them to routinely change their passwords, but can’t prevent them from clicking malicious links.

So what can you do to ensure your company stays as secure as possible? Educate your users! Turn them into a security-aware workforce that would no sooner click a malicious link than download a corrupted patch. Read on for tips from Lumension’s Paul Zimski on what you can do to secure your greatest risk area: the users.


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