Cyber crime is the number one threat to businesses everywhere, that’s why cyber security should be at the forefront of your business culture! Everyone knows about the risks, but every day thousands of people click on infected links, give out their bank account details to fraudsters and leave their mobile phones on trains.
The media bombards us with stories about cyber crime and terrorist attacks. We’re living in constant fear of crazy politicians with access to big red buttons. Our brains are wired to technology and anxiety levels are at an all-time high.
So why, in a world that’s so obsessed with threats, do we continue to make these silly mistakes?
Part of the problem is that we’re all working too hard. All this constant connectivity is great, but it’s harder to find the “off” button when you can work around the clock from anywhere in the world. Tired people make mistakes, which is why air traffic controllers are only allowed to work for chunks of an hour and a half at a time.
Another reason for this apparent failure to take internet security safely is good old-fashioned apathy.
Companies that get cyber security right are the ones that embed it into their culture. Like turning the lights off at night or filling up the tea urn in the morning, it should become a routine part of your daily way of life. When the right systems and procedures are in place and adequate training is provided, making the right choices just becomes second nature.
Creating a culture of security…
All cultures need time to grow. It’s not something that’s going to happen overnight, but if you invest in the right tools and lead by example, you’ll soon be able to transform your organisation and create a secure, panic free environment.
There are a number of straightforward steps that you can take to help protect your business in this month’s guide.
Even small changes, like ensuring your team do some basic training on how to recognise a phishing email, can go a really long way towards making your business more secure. It’s going to take time for it all to filter through and become second nature, but with the right procedures and attitudes in place, you’ll get there.
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