Protecting the Modern Workplace: Educating Employees to Combat Rising Cyber Risks
The Evolution of Technology in the Workplace Brings Increased Cybersecurity Challenges; Empowering and Educating Employees is Key to Defense
Not long ago, companies were mired in paperwork, held meetings in dedicated conference rooms, and grappled with communication challenges across their organizations. The advent of technology has significantly transformed the way we work, shaping the modern workplace. Recently, there has been a rapid acceleration in the adoption of digital innovations, driven in part by the pandemic.
Organizations have invested in tools to facilitate remote work and embraced cloud storage to ensure seamless business operations. While this has streamlined processes and fostered greater flexibility in work practices, it has not come without its risks. The shift to the online realm has exposed employees to a higher volume of digital interactions, leading to a cumulative increase in cyber risk, as noted by McKinsey.
It’s evident that cybercriminals will continue targeting employees as long as they remain vulnerable to attack methods. Therefore, it is imperative for organizations to instill a culture of vigilance and educate their workforce about the cybersecurity landscape and the latest threats. This is essential to equip employees with the knowledge and instincts needed to act as a critical line of defense for the organization.
So, how can organizations ensure their employees are well-prepared and confident in tackling the latest workplace threats?