“It only takes one attack to bring a small business to its knees” said Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard. Cybersecurity firm BullGuard reported this week that companies with 50 or fewer employees report using free, consumer-grade cybersecurity tools, with one in five companies having no endpoint security.
In today’s war against cybersecurity, no organisation is safe from around the clock cyberattacks. Employees are often viewed as the cracks in an organisation’s defense, not because of any malice but due to the absence of an ingrained security culture.
Blue Phish has put together a list of common workplace practices that organisations and employees should practice to better secure their company’s data. These are everyday, simple and low-cost measures that organisations can take to protect themselves.
While SMEs are chucking money at enterprise-grade cybersecurity system, T_HQ reports that this may not be the wisest decisions. Tackling awareness issue first is still the most imperative, driving home the point on building stronger human walls. Read more of their report here.
We are not the only ones advocating for the urgency of better cyber hygiene. Forbes came out with an article recently addressing some common measures that organisations can take to encourage employees to practice better cyber hygiene. Some interesting points they covered include:
- How to positively influence behaviours?
- How to better improve communication among employees?
- How to positively improve cognition around security?
We hope you have a better understanding of the common workplace practices.
Cyber hygiene is not build overnight. We all have a part and individual responsibility to improve our cyber resilience.