- 52% of businesses admit that employees are their biggest weakness in IT security.
- The average data breach costs $4.45 million for larger businesses and $2.98 million for small businesses per incident.
Employees can be either the weakest link or the strongest defense in the cybersecurity chain. Statistics show that employee carelessness, lack of knowledge of security measures and intentional sharing of private information are major factors contributing to the increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks.
Training is the Critical Key to Prevention
Training measures can help businesses prevent cyberattacks.
- Employees need to be aware of common hacking techniques, such as phishing, malware, social engineering, and password cracking, and how to avoid falling victim to them.
- They also should be taught to follow best practices of cybersecurity, such as using strong passwords, updating software, encrypting data, and reporting suspicious activities.
By addressing these training needs, employees can help protect their organizations from hackers and cybercriminals.
In addition to the financial hit that businesses take, cyberattacks also cause irrevocable consequences for all businesses, including unexpected downtime, loss of productivity, lower morale, and legal and civil liabilities. But small businesses are particularly vulnerable to financial damage, sometimes resulting in the closure of their business.
R&D Computers enhances workplace security with cyber security offboarding and employee training on common hacking techniques and how to avoid falling victim to them. Call us today at (770) 416-0103 and let us tell you how we can work together to come up with a training solution that works for you.