New employees already have a lot to take in when getting started, but it’s critical that security guidelines are covered in detail early on. The same PwC study1 found that 75% of employees feel under informed about their security responsibilities. Creating a standardized security training for new hires can help close this knowledge gap.
The onboarding process should be designed with the assumption that each new employee has no existing knowledge about security best practices. It’s important to cover even the most rudimentary subjects, such as not writing passwords on sticky notes or opening suspicious emails. This may feel like a remedial course for the more tech-savvy hires, but having it reinforced for everyone is still important.
Here are some other things to consider during the onboarding process: