Invest in your team's cyber-security skills today!
Posted by alvina on November 30th, 2019
Investing in your employee's cyber security skills should be a top priority for any business owner, little or large, irrespective of trade or industry. From training workshops, learning special skills and staying aware, we have explored some of the options you and your team can utilize to keep your systems and data as safe as possible, and their cyber security skills top-notch.
Stay up to date
It is important for employees involved in cyber security to stay up to date with the latest news in hacking, from following news stories to researching current hacking trends. Staying in the know will ensure employees aren’t caught by surprise by an attack they did not think was possible. Networking and talking to other cyber security professionals can be a great way to stay in the loop. Also attending trade shows and product launches is a good way to keep their information as up to date as possible, they may discover new security software that could benefit your business and security practices.
Pen testing training is a great way to keep your team up to date. A pen test or, penetration testing, is the act of simulating a cyber attack on your companies network or computers to check the systems for any potential vulnerabilities that an attacker or hacker could utilize. These types of tests can uncover sometimes quite surprising information on the vulnerability of certain parts of your business. Ensuring your employees are able to carry out these tests is imperative to keeping your business and data safe.
Consider training your employees in intrusion detection to allow them to identify when attackers are trying to breach the system. It allows your team to see how strong their current defense is and if there are any areas that need improvement.
Encryption is an extremely useful tool for your cyber security team to know. From understanding exactly how it works, to how they can implement it in your business to protect your data. Encryption is particularly important for very sensitive data like customers' bank account information.
Attending specialized training and seminars is a great way for your team to stay up to date for their cyber security skills. Depending on which area they may need specific training in, there is a wealth of training solutions available. From short talks that keep them aware of any changes to the current cybercriminal scene to in-depth tutorials and practicing skills.
There are a number of testing methods and practices that your employees can undertake to keep their cyber security knowledge as secure and complete as possible. Investing in their training is definitely worth it, for any business. Keeping data safe, is a challenge, but an important one. Being subject to a cyber attack is a reality many businesses face daily, so invest in your cyber security team today!