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Poor training of remote workers leading to increased number of data breaches

Posted on Jan 03, 2019.

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Over the past 12 months, one in three business utilising a remote workforce has suffered a data breach. This is according to new figures from CybSafe, a cybersecurity and data analytics platform.

While remote working can be greatly beneficial to a business and its workforce the potential damage associated with security breaches can be tremendously damaging.

Fortunately, the solution to this problem can be as simple as providing a robust training and procedure plan for remote employees with responsibilities that involve working with data.

Cyber Essential is a good place to start for employers looking to decrease the risk of data breaches and cybersecurity attacks. 

With the right training and practices employers could minimise the risk of falling foul of key weak points highlighted by CybSafe, these include:

Employees who admit they do not feel proficient with cybersecurity.

Employees who do not have any kind of antivirus software installed or do not know how to use their software effectively.

Knowledgeable but overconfident employees who mistakenly believe it couldn't happen to them, typically decision makers or managerial staff who may skip vital steps in proper practice.

Are you concerned about security practices and data breaches in your business? Talk to one of our team today.

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