Employees: The First Line of Defense
The importance of employee awareness within your firm has never been greater. As your firm grows in its connectivity and technological capabilities, so does the frequency and sophistication of social engineering attacks, specifically phishing.
Remember, your employees are the first line of defense against breaches.
Training is Paramount
Within a cybersecurity training program, it is important that all employees learn to:
Simulated attacks have become a critical part of a cybersecurity training and awareness program. It is critical to test employees’ ability to identify these attacks and share the results. Over time, your security posture will improve with a continuous cybersecurity training program.
Incident Response and Tabletop Exercises
A key component of a firm’s training program is testing its recovery procedures. There is always a possibility that your firm may face a compromise.
Testing your Incident Response Plan through a Tabletop Exercise with key stakeholders is essential to avoid confusion or an improper response during an incident.