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How to Promote a Strong Cybersecurity Culture Year-Round

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    Make Training Digestible

    Long, comprehensive training sessions can create fatigue and cause employees to tune out during the instruction. Even in regulated fields like health care and finance where organizations have to ensure compliance and answer to the higher power of regulatory bodies — think HIPAA and HITECH — a classroom-style, eight-hour training day can be burdensome. Rolling out security training in bite-size chunks will increase retention and application. Not to mention, ongoing training can cover any new or changing threats.

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How to Promote a Strong Cybersecurity Culture Year-Round

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    Make Training Digestible

    Long, comprehensive training sessions can create fatigue and cause employees to tune out during the instruction. Even in regulated fields like health care and finance where organizations have to ensure compliance and answer to the higher power of regulatory bodies — think HIPAA and HITECH — a classroom-style, eight-hour training day can be burdensome. Rolling out security training in bite-size chunks will increase retention and application. Not to mention, ongoing training can cover any new or changing threats.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off with an attention-grabbing incident that reminds us why security matters. News of the massive data breach at Experian highlights the difficulties that organizations face in protecting systems and sensitive data from increasingly sophisticated intruders.

In a world that’s more connected than ever, the potential for a devastating cyber attack or data breach is only a click away. Nowhere is that more evident than in the workplace. Employees have access to a wide range of sensitive information and are regularly the targets of cyber criminals. Because of this, they need to be prepared for specific scenarios that they may encounter and have access to easy-to-use security solutions.

Regardless of the organization and its function, management needs to place an emphasis on raising awareness. With the recent string of high-profile data breaches, it’s time to look into how organizations can create a culture shift. The responsibility of protecting sensitive information doesn’t live solely within an organization’s security team. All employees need to be well-educated when it comes to threats and security so that they are part of the solution, not the problem. In this slideshow, ZixCorp has identified tips organizations can use to develop a strong cybersecurity culture among their employees.