Seven-Step Security Awareness Action Plan - Slide 4

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Review and update processes regularly; that includes regularly reminding your colleagues. Just because John in accounts had a security briefing when he joined the company 10 years ago doesn’t mean he knows what the risks are today. Educate staff, regularly, to make sure they still understand what’s expected of them, especially when things change.

Unless IT security is a core element of someone's job, it is not necessarily considered one of their on-going development needs. All too often, employees get just an initial presentation from the IT department when they start and are expected to remember it, keep up to speed with changes, and adhere to ever-changing IT security policies and procedures.

Without an ongoing systematic and proactive user awareness program, a strong security posture is in jeopardy. There is no cure for stupidity or genuine human error, but you can educate your workforce to help them make the right decisions and avoid unnecessary mistakes. What are you doing to make sure your workforce is security aware?

This slideshow features a seven-step security awareness action plan, identified by Dominic Saunders, senior vice president of the NETconsent business unit at Cryptzone, to help ensure employees are onboard and up-to-speed on company security policies.

 

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