Organization-wide employee on-boarding, department level training and general information security awareness training are key to tightening the least quantifiable resource within your cyber scope. As they say, "people are the weakest link." A large portion of cyber breaches and leaks are initiated with some form of social engineered manipulation of one of your employees or contractors. An intruder can trick your people into handing over the keys to the front door allowing them to walk straight in no matter how strong your firewall rules, passwords, or encryption algorithms.
This is all tied to your policies and procedures. If you have quality and comprehensive policies and procedures, the next step is to ensure that you train all of your new hires with all of the policies and procedures that apply to the entire company and the department they are working in.
Additionally, you need to make sure that employees are periodically reviewing these documents to ensure they are aware of and practicing them in the context of their job. Also, awareness training is critical for everyone on your team. The types of attacks and the approaches used by cyber criminals are continually evolving. It is critical that you are providing awareness training on a regular basis to your team.
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