stop employees from clicking everything Georgetown TX

stop employees from clicking everything Georgetown TXDid you know that the biggest threat to your company security isn’t hackers, it’s your employees? With the rampant rise in ransomware and the ever-increasing email messages per mailbox, employees have become the business owner's first line of defense.

But, why would employees seek to doom their own workplace? Don't they know any better by now? Since 90% of security breaches are inadvertent or caused by accident, it's safe to say that cybercriminals currently have the upper hand when it comes to fooling us into giving away our precious data and typically safeguarded information.

So, how do we stop cybercriminals from stealing our company data?

Did you know that over 90% of the malware that can threaten your systems, your data, and your business is delivered via email, like phishing? Phishing emails have become nearly indistinguishable from legitimate emails, and they are only getting harder for computers to detect. But I have a spam filter you say? While there have been countless security updates and features put into place by most software companies, there is no sure-fire method to guarantee that a phishing email won’t make its way into your inbox.

So what can you as a business owner do to stop the threat?

Education.

If your staff is properly trained and security-aware, they won’t click on that phishing email and give away access to the company network or send money to a stranger posing as the President of the company. There is no quick fix, no patch, software, or update that will impact human behavior. Users click links and open attachments in phishing emails and will continue to do so because they are incentivized to view clicking as a rational, normal act.

Even if you may know what a phishing email looks like, it only takes a single click, one time, and suddenly you’ve given a complete stranger access to your company’s entire network.

Free Dark Web Check Georgetown TXThat is why CTTS now offers security training that will send test emails to see which of your employees need further education. We also offer short video self-paced training that helps them become more aware, therefore the front line of defense against security breaches. Once a learning gap is detected, we’ll deliver interactive educational videos to the most susceptible users. These easy-to-understand, short and visually engaging training videos include an online quiz to verify the employee’s retention of the training content.

Training can be delivered regularly, to reinforce the importance of every employee’s role in protecting your business. Trained and aware employees are critical to securing an organization, and an effective, ongoing internal security awareness program can help reduce your company’s vulnerability, turning the “weakest link” in your cyber defenses into its greatest strength.

Are your employees on guard against phishing emails? Or do they click on everything? Find out with our email test and training program to protect you and your business before it’s too late!

We are prepared to assist you in managing your cybersecurity in a way that best suits your business needs and priorities. For more information on our phishing simulations or cybersecurity training, Contact CTTS today at (512) 388-5559, we are the local IT Support and Managed Services Provider for Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin, and the surrounding areas, and we're happy to provide a demonstration of our phishing simulation and cybersecurity training for you and your business, and help you determine what your business needs technology-wise. We handle IT so you can focus on what you do best.

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By Josh Wilmoth
CEO, Central Texas Technology Solutions