CyberSecurity for Employees - Orientation
CyberSecurity for Employees - Orientation
CyberSecurity for Employees - Orientation

    CyberSecurity for Employees - Orientation


    Each employee that uses the Internet within a company is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance not only business and consumer confidence, but also confidence with other co-workers. How you handle and protect your data is central to the security and profitability of your business as well as the privacy expectations of customers, other employees and business partners. Whether your company utilizes cloud computing, handles online commerce, online banking or simply uses email and maintains a website, employees have legal and regulatory obligations to respect and protect the privacy of information.


    Email & Internet Browsing Practices

    Employee emails and internet browsing are a leading cause of data breaches for small businesses because they are a direct path into your systems. Ensuring that you maintain safe email and browsing practices is critical to ensuring you work safely. 


    Data Protection

    Your organizations’ website, internal platforms or internet server can be a great place to collect information – from transactions and payments to purchasing and browsing history, customer, patient or employee information, newsletter signups, online inquiries and customer requests. This data must be protected, whether your business hosts its own website and therefore manages their own servers or the website and databases are hosted by a third party such as a web hosting company. Regardless of how the website or database are hosted, ensuring the data is protected is the responsibility of your organization.


    Mobile Devices

    Data loss and data breaches caused by lost or stolen phones create significant challenges, as mobile devices are now used to store confidential business information and access the corporate network. If your company uses mobile devices to conduct company business, such as accessing company email or sensitive data, pay close attention to mobile security and the potential threats that can expose and compromise your overall business networks.


    Incident Reporting

    Every organization has to plan for the unexpected, and that includes the loss or theft of data from your business. Not only can the loss or theft of data hurt your business, brand and customer confidence, it can also expose your organization to costly state or federal regulations and fines that cover data protection and privacy. Data loss can also expose businesses to significant litigation risk.