According to a study by IBM, 95% of cybersecurity breaches result from human error. To safeguard your business against cyber threats, it is important to prioritize training your employees. In addition to investing in cutting-edge tools, regular cybersecurity training for your team can help them stay up to date on the latest threats and know how to respond in case of an attack. Here are three common cyber threats you and your team should watch out for:
- Admin attack: Cybercriminals often target email addresses like “info@” or “admin@” because they are usually less protected. However, multiple teams may access these accounts, making them vulnerable. To double your security, use multi-factor authentication (MFA), which can be as simple as using a smartphone.
- MFA fatigue attacks: MFA can feel intrusive, and employees may approve requests without scrutiny. Cybercriminals exploit this complacency by sending fake notifications. Encourage your team to verify all MFA requests carefully.
- Phishing bait: Cybercriminals use deceptive emails to mimic trusted sources, making it easy to fall for a phishing scam. Educate your team to closely inspect email addresses and implement a sender policy framework for enhanced protection.
To make training more engaging, try simulated attacks and think of them as an escape room challenge. This approach can help identify vulnerabilities without assigning blame. It’s also important to involve your leadership team, as they should know the response plan in case of a breach.
Remember, training your staff in cybersecurity is not just smart. It’s crucial. If you need help getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance.
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