Security Best Practices Training
New Employee Orientation
Bringing new employees aboard is always a good thing. It means your business is growing or you’re replacing someone who didn’t work out. But new hires are a risk when it comes to security; they’re more susceptible to social engineering, they’re not as familiar with the office and its policies or their role within any disaster preparedness—if they even have one.
For example, you might have a new hire answering the phones, and someone calls in with aims to dig up some data via social engineering. The caller tells the new hire they’re from IT and they need the new hire’s password to register and complete their new employee account. Would your new hire be able to call the hacker’s bluff? We think that many wouldn’t.
It’s important then that all new hires go through orientation that includes going over all security policies and procedures, including what to do when suspected social engineering is afoot.
Continued Threat Identification and Protection
Times change and your business changes with them. Sometimes you’ll make changes to the vendors you work with or the software packages you use, and that will require getting all of your employees up to speed on who they can work with and what they can and can’t do with new software.
Continued threat ID and protection is simply keeping your employees up to date on the goings on of the company as it relates to security. You want your employees to be vigilant, and for that they need to be aware of what’s going on.