That’s because employees’ actions can subject the company they work for to monetary loss, civil lawsuits, data theft and even criminal charges if they involve disclosure of confidential company information, transmission of pornography or exposure to malicious code.
Two things you can do: One, create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to outline what employees can and cannot do with work devices, e-mail, data and Internet. That way they know how to play safe. Second, implement ongoing training (like these tips!) to keep security top of mind. We can also run phishing security tests and score your employees. That will truly show if they know how to spot a suspicious e-mail, and will make them realize how easy it is to be duped.
If you need help with setting up an AUP or employee training, give us a call at 914-934-9775.