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4 Ways To Train Your Employees To Prevent Cyberattacks

How to prevent cyber-attacks

Cyberattack is prevalent now because many of our activities have moved online. For example, last week, there was a major cyber attack on Twitter, Netflix, Amazon and others. These companies were attacked despite their impregnable security. However, within a couple of hours, they were back online.

This is why it’s important to train the employees of online companies to prevent cyber-attacks. This will help them fathom the dos and don’ts of working online. Here are some ways to train your employees to stop cyber attacks. Interestingly, you don’t need to break the bank to embark on this training.

1. Create a user policy

Employees should not have free access to do whatever they like on the internet. You should have a policy that features the website employees are allowed to visit, the wireless network to use and other relevant information. This will prevent your workers from being complacent when working online especially when downloading contents online.

2. Strong Password

Weak password is one of the easiest ways to make your network susceptible to attacks. At the same time, using the same passwords for all your accounts is very risky. Your IT department should brief your workers from time to time about the dangers of using weak passwords.

Read 10 tips on how to choose best passwords

3. Encourage them to report problems

Network threats are first noticed by your employees before the IT department do. So, ensure that you encourage your employees to report any unusual they notice online. It will ensure that any itch doesn’t go viral which may damage your business.

4. Use proper device management

Financially grounded companies don’t joke with device management. Today, computers are connected that employees can easily share data within seconds. In addition to this, you can remotely wipe your system in case it goes missing in order to protect your sensitive data. However, if you are a small business, you can train your employees to properly manage your device.

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