Those messages probably sound familiar to you and they are just a couple of examples of the multitude of scams and fraudulent marketing messages we come across in our day-to-day work life. Unfortunately, with each passing year, the number of scams increases. You might be able to recognize many of these for what they are, but are you sure that you and ALL your employees can recognize all the different ways scammers try to get your business’s sensitive information?
ALL types of companies are encountering this same issue and are doing nothing about it, believing that a data security breach won’t happen to them. You should realize that your patient data may be secured to HIPAA standards, but what about the people who interact with this data? The weakest link in almost every data system is sitting between the keyboard and the chair. Securing systems is relatively simple compared to securing people.
In some states, like New York for example, laws have recently been enacted to punish businesses who do nothing in the face of data breaches and leaks. The costs of dealing with these breaches after they’ve occurred can be ASTRONOMICAL! Employee training to recognize scams, including the time needed to conduct them, is minuscule in comparison.
Many businesses are turning towards performing yearly cyber security training to solve this problem. A good cyber security training regimen can ensure your employees have the knowledge and skills needed to handle these scams when they encounter them in their work and personal lives.
You don’t need to go it alone! There are many vendors who will conduct this training and ensure compliance on your behalf. Some of these vendors do nothing but training, while others can offer it as part of a comprehensive managed services package. In my previous video on selecting an IT-managed service provider, I talked about how to select a provider who can help guide you through your individual IT needs. If you have a provider currently, speak with them today. Chances are, they offer training themselves or can point you in the right direction to get you started on cybersecurity training for your employees.
Good luck and stay aware of the latest in cyber security to protect your business.