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The Importance of Security Awareness Training and How it can Save Your Business

June 13th, 2019 by admin

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The majority of network and server breaches and attacks are caused merely by human error. From clicking on files within emails that contain infected or corrupted files to sending out information to the wrong party, or just being in the wrong virtual place at the wrong time can lead to a costly cyber attack on your business. These blunders can happen to the best of us, but it is crucial to take the proactive measures within your organization to ensure that these mistakes are limited and that managers, owners, and staff know what to identify and how to maneuver around potential threats. With the popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and employees working from home, workplaces have become more mobile and flexible; however, this has opened up new avenues of vulnerability as well. Security awareness training can educate your entire organization on how to identify the most common threats and keep scams and attackers at bay.

As your managed service provider, we offer innovative security education and prevention software with our managed solutions. At Parker Data & Voice, security is of the utmost importance; staying equipped with the tools and resources you need to keep your business safe and secure at all times is our top priority. Keeping your systems reliable starts with everyone that is on the network and uses the server, so proper security training is essential for everyone within your business. Here are three critical ways security training can potentially save your business:

  • Run a worry-free business. A significant reason to have security awareness training is to provide peace of mind for your overall business. Knowing that the people who have access to the networks know what to watch out for and how to stay safe helps you run a more efficient operation with less worry.
  • Reduces human errors. Decreasing carelessness often caused by being unaware can be avoided with the right training. Understanding the common scams like malware, phishing attacks, pharming, and how cybercriminals lure their victims into giving away vital information can help employees learn ways of being more mindful and careful while being connected to the servers.
  • Increases morale and compliance. Many employees want to learn more about security and how they can help. Training and education make employees more vigilant, aware, and confident when they have the proper knowledge. More often, the staff begins to take the initiative to change passwords regularly and alert managers and IT if they come across suspicious activities; strengthening the company and lessening vulnerability.

Our security training solution not only teaches security awareness but also allows for team collaboration and interactive training with a breach prevention platform that tracks individual and company scores with progress trackers, quizzes, engaging videos, and more. You can make this a collaborative effort within a department or team. With this software, you can also perform network and server assessments for your IT systems to find loopholes, potential threats, and more. This is an all-in-one solution made to keep your business safe, secure, and operating at maximum performance.

Take security into your hands with Parker Data & Voice's innovative security awareness and assessment platform.

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