Protect Your Network & Educate Your Users
You might already have a cybersecurity solution in place, but what happens if it falls on a staff member to stop a disaster from happening? It’s easy to assume that once you have a high-quality, third-party vendor working with you that you should be all set and prepared for anything. Unfortunately, a lot of companies fall into that trap—if your entire team isn’t well-versed in what they can do to prevent a cyberattack, you could easily find yourself in serious trouble.
Cii will provide a comprehensive security offering that covers firewall protection, anti-virus scanning, and hosted web email, but there are still issues that might find their way into a user’s inbox. Phishing scams can wreak havoc on your network, and compromise personal information, credit card numbers, and valuable client data. So, what can you do to prevent that from happening? Train your staff. You need to make sure that each user has an idea of how to identify and report security threats, from malicious code to spear phishing attacks. We’ve listed some of the more relevant benefits of security awareness training below.
- Increase Staff Confidence: Your team might be using all sorts of platforms to engage with clients and improve your product. Whether it’s through social media, email platforms, or onboarding new software, there are several instances where they might not understand the importance of security. Security awareness training gives your team an insight into how they can play a valuable role at repelling a cyberattack, in turn boosting their confidence while simultaneously bolstering your internet security.
- Cost Savings: It’s no secret that a cyberattack can cost a fortune if not dispatched effectively. That’s why training your team is so important—if you want to avoid disrupting your budget (which it’s safe to assume doesn’t account for an “unplanned IT disaster” ) the best way is to protect your network in every way possible. Security awareness training is a great investment for companies looking to mitigate maintenance costs in the long run.
- Minimize Downtime: Do you have a plan in place for when your security solution fails? If not, you could be looking at copious downtime that you’re completely unprepared for. Cii wants to help your company avoid delays and disruptions as much as possible. Downtime can be almost as disastrous as the overwhelming cost of maintenance—you could easily lose clients, misplace data, and ruin any progress you’ve made recently with a security breach. With security awareness training, you’ll be able to continue operating business as usual.