5 Strong Reasons Employees Can Be The Biggest Security Threat To Your Business

//5 Strong Reasons Employees Can Be The Biggest Security Threat To Your Business

5 Strong Reasons Employees Can Be The Biggest Security Threat To Your Business

The security and safety of your business is almost certainly something every business owner has been dealing with for a long time. However, with the constant increasing cases of data breaches happening to the business organizations each year, many business owners are surprised to know that their weakness came from the inside. According to the latest business research, more than 70 percent of the large businesses suffered staff-related security breaches recently, with more than  40% of the worst breaches caused by the human error.

It’s quite impossible to believe, though, a business organization’s biggest security threat is actually it’s own staff members. Yes, that’s the bitter truth! Your staff members are no doubt hardworking than enough experience to get the job correctly. So, what is the problem and where is the problem? In this blog, let’s take a look at the few strong reasons how your employees endanger your business’s cybersecurity.

  1. INCREASED USE OF PRIVATE DEVICES

 

 

This is the digital era, and everyone is addicted to smartphones and tech devices. Today it’s almost impossible to keep employees from using their personal devices in the working place. Everyone in this world stays connected with others, whether through a smartphone or any other device. but, do you know that these tech devices can be a serious security threat when it gets connected to0 your business network. Well, it’s completely up to the business standards on how the employees should use their tech.

  1. EMAILS SENT TO WRONG ADDRESS

Your business always has to factor in human mistake. In case, when your employees sent an important business email to an incorrect email address, it could be a big security failure. This massive security failure is the possibility of your employees to open emails from an unknown address

  1. LACK OF SECURITY TRAINING

While many businesses overlook this and don’t make regular employee training a priority, it’s crucially important to have regular security educational systems and training programs in place. Regular training programs help to keep all your employees informed and empowered about the importance of security.

  1. USE OF REMOVABLE DEVICES

Well, it’s nearly impossible to control what kind of hardware your staff members plug into their devices. However, flash drives could be malicious, as these devices could cause automatic downloads that you don’t even know about. Again, with training programs, employees will be more aware of what is really going on around them and what outcomes their actions have.

  1. ABSENCE OF BUSINESS SECURITY POLICIES

With all the mentioned potential security issues, a business organization should have a security policy in place to keep the employees on the same page, so they can are well aware of the consequences if they fail to follow it.

If you don’t want the internal threats to tear down your business, then get in touch with Preemo today. Our highly experienced IT experts are always ready to help you!

By |2018-07-30T17:55:54+00:00July 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Strong Reasons Employees Can Be The Biggest Security Threat To Your Business

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Ashley Brown joined Preemo in 2011 as Marketing Coordinator. She's an expert in marketing for IT Companies and Managed IT Support. In her free time, she enjoys running, and hanging out with her dog in Brickell.