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Why Training is the Best Defense Against Cyber Security & Data Threats

In an increasingly online world, data and cybersecurity threats are becoming a real problem for businesses. Whilst it was once relatively easy to spot a scam email or phishing link for those who knew what to look for, scammers have gotten even more sophisticated in recent years. Especially if you’re busy, it’s all too easy to fall victim to one of these scams, putting your business and your money at risk. Additionally, your reputation may be on the line, with customers left feeling unsure about sharing their information with you if you’ve been hit by a security breach previously.

So what can you do to protect your company? This guide from Thomas Murray explains why training your employees about the latest signs to watch out for when it comes to cybersecurity threats is your best line of defense. Together, you can keep your business safe and reduce the chance of being caught out.

It shares best practices for passwords, antivirus protection, device care, and backing up data, as well as information on different types of scams to help you spot them. Additionally, it offers ideas on how to best train your employees, to ensure that everyone has the information they need and feels confident in calling out anything that looks suspicious. Read this handy guide today and protect yourself and your business.

Source: https://thomasmurray.com/training-employees-cyber-security/index.html


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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