At the end of the day, you can apply all of the latest security patches to your endpoints, and invest in cutting-edge threat monitoring services, but without a robust employee cybersecurity training program it won’t matter much. All it takes is one employee slip-up to cause a data breach.
Understand that hackers, when trying to break into networks, typically look for the weakest points of entry first. In most cases, hackers start by targeting employees by doing things like sending phishing emails with embedded malware, and trying to hack their account passwords. Research shows that 91 percent of cyberattacks start with a phishing email. And 19 percent of business passwords are easily compromised, while at least 7 percent of enterprise users have extremely weak passwords.
The recent Deloitte data breach, for instance— in which at least 5 million client emails were compromised — stemmed from an administrator’s account that did not have strong two-factor security enabled.
The only way to truly combat cybercrime is to build a strong cybersecurity culture, meaning one where all employees are aware of the latest cyberthreats, and following best practices on a regular basis such as:
- Recognizing and avoiding suspicious emails;
- Surfing the Web intelligently;
- Using passwords and biometric technologies to protect mobile data and;
- Using caution when wiring large sums of money.
Apex Technology Services offers team cybersecurity awareness training, to teach workers how to quickly identify and handle cyberthreats in their Internet browsers, mobile devices and email inboxes. Apex will come to your business, and perform comprehensive on-site training to ensure that your employees are up to speed with the latest information about cybersecurity.
Employees will learn about common threats such as viruses; worms; social engineering; phishing; fraud and spoofing; understanding the difference between malware vs. spyware; brute-force password cracking; backdoors; keyloggers; botnets and more.
Two-hour and four-hour training options are available. For a complete breakdown of each team training session, click here. To learn more about Apex Technology Services, click here.
A new breed of hacktrepeneurs has awoken and they have little to fear and everything to gain by infecting as many companies as possible and extorting money from them. Apex Technology Services stands ready to protect your company regardless of whether it’s located in New York City; White Plains, New York; Connecticut; Australia; Europe; or anywhere else. Our full suite of cybersecurity and IT support services is at your disposal, enabling you to spend less time worrying about and more time growing your business.
To ensure your security, consider one of our most popular services — Auditing & Documentation — which pinpoints vulnerabilities in your infrastructure, process flow and internal security procedures.