Who’s responsible for cybersecurity in your business?

Caroline Scotter Mainprize | February 22, 2018

If you’re a small business you may not have much to fear from the approaching enforcement of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The big fines and strict requirements are aimed at large global companies with huge amounts of sensitive consumer data. But that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the growing threat of cybercrime, which is anticipated to cost the global economy as much as $2 trillion over the next two years.

Try the quiz below to see whose job it is to keep your workplace cybersecure:

 

Your business’s cybersecurity is only as strong as your most careless or uninformed member of staff. It takes just one easily guessed password or unthinking click on a phishing email to make your system vulnerable to attack by cybercriminals.

The problem is that you don’t want to slow everyone down with over-complicated processes or act as if you don’t trust your staff.

The answer is education. Help everyone to understand why passwords are so important, for example, and how to create a strong one.

First Line IT is launching a series of online training programmes to help your staff understand more about how they can keep your business cybersecure. It covers creating strong passwords, identifying phishing emails, and what to do if they think your system is vulnerable.

Contact John Crozier or read more here.