Invest in Training

This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we are discussing Business cybersecurity and what you need to know to protect your business.

Knowledge about any subject helps a person make the best possible decision. We go to school for the first parts of our life to gain the knowledge of the world around us. We continue to college or vocational school to specialize in a subject that we are most interested or passionate about. Experience is also a great way to gain knowledge, though experience many times comes from failures and success.

A business is most effective when it gives the staff the knowledge they need to make the best possible decisions and in turn helps the business to succeed. Training staff on cybersecurity will help them notice threats before they become a problem. Training and informing staff to look for specific types of attacks, such as phishing calls or emails, bad websites that could install a virus or malware, and anything that could infiltrate the company network to steal data will be beneficial. Look at it this way, a staff member gets a call from a bad actor claiming to be a support tech with some excuse to check out their office PC. Because this staff member lacks the knowledge to identify a threat, they easily follow instructions and let them remote to the PC. This in-turn allows the bad actor to gain access to network info and possibly plan a deeper attack with ransomware. With only a small amount of training, this scenario could be avoided.

Training can be accomplished in several ways and there are ample programs to help with this and also test the staff to keep them accountable. Having an IT partner can also help with directing training. At North Tech Group we do our best to keep our partners informed and communicate often with them, so they know when a strange person calls up for IT work they instantly though up the red flag.

Knowledge is power. Knowledge can keep you safe. Train to get more knowledge.

On the next episode I’ll continue the series going with investing in your health.

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Thanks for joining me, Lester Steward for your Two Minute Tech Tips, helping you keep safe in your cybersecurity world.

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