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by Akiva Goldstein | February 10th, 2020
The numbers don’t lie.
Did you know that 55% of businesses choose not to properly train their computer-based employees on how to avoid viruses and infiltrating attacks? It may seem like a good way to save money. After all, who wants to pay for extra training when these employees already have job training costs? Despite how it initially appears, the cost of employee cybersecurity training pays off. Companies find the cost insignificant when compared to the price that serious tech issues can create.
EVERY EMPLOYEE COUNTS
Don’t let one weak link threaten your company’s security.
Often times, the heads of companies and other higher paid staff members receive proper employee cybersecurity training. But this just isn’t enough. Phishers are relentless and one spam email or scam pop up jeopardizes more than just an individual’s information. If one computer is hacked, chances are, company data will be stolen, held ransom, or worse!
AFRAID OF FORMAL TRAINING
IT departments should embrace employee cybersecurity training
According to Mimecast, most companies choose to send out email tips to their employees rather than offer real hands-on training. This may be because IT Departments fear becoming irrelevant. The reality is that viruses will still come and IT support will still be needed, but in different ways.
DON’T LEAVE EMPLOYEES BLINDED
Educate your team!
With the importance of technology and the growing need for advanced forms of data protection, can you really afford to leave employees to their own devices? When 25% of employees have no idea what the biggest cyber threats are, cyber protection training may be the only thing keeping your company from total disaster.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
Professional IT support can provide the employee cybersecurity training you need.
IT support will still be necessary when a computer has a glitch or when certain services are required, such as offsite back ups, but take the steps to ensure your data is secure the easiest/cheapest way possible. Outsourced IT companies, such as OnsiteIn60, can provide the best IT consulting to help you get started right away. Here’s how:
Pick your training courses.
Outsourced IT companies work with you to offer services such as training plan development, instruction, or setting up online courses.
Make it mandatory.
This training should be mandatory for all employees. We’ll work with your company to ensure everyone is properly up-to-date.
Offer scheduling flexibility.
Modules for spare time are a good idea if your company is more spread out or if you have employees who work in separate time zones.
Provide additional materials.
We can provide resources like worksheets and Q&A’s to ensure that employees always feel informed and prepared for cyber threats.
Ultimately, the cost of regular classes will save your business money and time, allowing for smoother productivity and a lower stress environment. Get in contact with OnsiteIn60 and set up employee cybersecurity training for your company. See our locations page. If we’re near you, we can get to you, fast!