Cultivating a security culture can empower them to be more discerning when they encounter potential attacks. Even if they think they are adept at spotting phishing emails or suspicious links, other tactics like social engineering remain prominent.
Schedule Training Simulations: In a crisis, it’s easy to freeze if you don’t have a clear plan of action already determined. Live-action training like simulations, table-top exercises, and roleplaying can help staff understand how and why a security incident unfolds and what to do about it. Make these semi-frequent and use them as educational opportunities to keep your employees up-to-date with current threats.
Make it About Learning, Not Consequences: According to Kaspersky, as many as 45 percent of employees hide cybersecurity incidents rather than report them. That’s the exact opposite of what needs to happen, yet it occurs when employees fear repercussions if they make a mistake. Rather than emphasizing punitive measures for employees that fall prey to scammers, focus on positive feedback for the things they do right.
Implement Security Frameworks: Security frameworks are guides that can help you secure your organization without accidentally leaving anything out. These can help you decide which policies you need, give you a benchmark for compliance, and put you in a strong position when you need to answer vendor security questionnaires. Leveraging a framework can also show you where any weak points or vulnerabilities stand, helping you to secure your company before those holes are exploited.