This month is all about making security a priority. For businesses, this means building security into products and processes. Make cybersecurity training a part of employee onboarding and equip staff with the tools they need to keep the organization safe. For individuals, keep cybersecurity at the forefront of your mind as you connect daily. Before purchasing a device or online product, do your research. When you set up a new device or app, consider your security and privacy settings and update default passwords. Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought.
You need to have step-by-step instructions about what to do if employees believe they have witnessed a cyber-incident. Training needs to happen NOW – not when the problem is happening. A simple training program can be very effective. Things like physically disconnecting the machine from the network (or the power from the machine), notifying The Computer Center of any suspicious e-mails or unusual activity and what to do if you lose your mobile device are all parts of a simple yet effective employee cybersecurity plan.