Three steps to consider for protecting your company
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You’ve developed an understanding of the risks within your organization, and decided on what technologies and policies to implement in addressing them. Your final step is ensuring that these changes stick and that your employees don’t slip back into bad habits. It’s vital that you train them on any new tools you’re providing to increase the probability that they actually get used.
Many of your employees are likely unaware of the threats their behavior can pose, so educating them on security best practices can also help curb misuse. It’s important to keep in mind that the needs of your employees and your organization are fluid and this is an ongoing process. Ensure that all new hires are trained on security policies and schedule yearly refreshers to keep current employees up to speed and identify any new technology challenges they are facing.
Evaluating and addressing your risks through this worker-centric lens will not only fortify the security of your organization, it will also increase employee satisfaction with the technology you provide and make them more productive. Ultimately, remember that the best way to keep your employees from going around your security is by providing them with solutions that make it unnecessary.