PEOPLE! Like it or not, your staff can be your own worst enemies, inviting hackers, viruses, data breaches, data loss, etc., through the actions they thought were innocuous. In most cases, this is done without malicious intent – but if you as a manager haven’t set expectations regarding what websites your employees are visiting, what files they’re sending and receiving (and how they do it), and even what they’re posting in company e-mail, you could be opening yourself up to serious incidents.
These actions can subject you to monetary loss, civil lawsuits, data theft and even criminal charges if they involve unauthorized loss or breaching of sensitive information subject to regulation.
It’s up to you to set the rules, create appropriate policies, TRAIN employees on what is and isn’t acceptable, use technology to support these policies, and develop a culture of compliance throughout the organization.
Learn more about cyber policies by watching my On-Demand Webinar “How to Create an Effective Cyber Security Policy”