To maintain a strong security posture, it’s more than just establishing cybersecurity tools and policies; having buy-in and adherence to these policies from your employees is just as critical. Human error is a significant factor in breaches, and while there’s no way to completely eliminate this risk, it’s open to understand reasons why to lessen that risk.
According to a Harvard Business Review study, 67% of employees in the study reported that they did not adhere to their company’s cybersecurity policies in at least one instance. And while one may assume that the lack of compliance is due to malicious intent or an insider threat, the study also found that the most common reasons why these individuals broke the policies were to effectively do their job or get something they needed to complete their work.
This is why it’s important to implement policies that protect networks, but also are flexible enough to be followed successfully by employees and not be so obstructive that they halt the flow of work.
We can help. Our team offers managed services, working with companies to implement best practices and tools that protect networks. We also offer affordable cybersecurity training that provides employees the information they need to adhere to the policies and do their part to keep the organisation safe. Contact us today to learn more.