JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS CYBER EDUCATION AND TRAINING?
Here’s the fact-the need for properly training your employees on cybersecurity risks and ways to mitigate those risks is at an all-time high. According to a recent U.S. Senate Select Committee report on intelligence, cyber is now the number one threat to our national security.
Huge data breaches are occurring almost daily, and criminals now operate in the cyber world very efficiently and effectively. And did you know that over 90% of all enterprise cyber breaches occur because of an unsuspecting employee not being prepared in the basic steps of cybersecurity? Rank and file employees are the biggest threat to your cybersecurity, but also can be your most effective means of thwarting an attack.
Our ThreatAdvice Cyber Awareness Training program through our learning management system provides your organization with the necessary knowledge and skills to help you avoid a cyber disaster!
EMPLOYEES – YOUR WEAKEST LINK
When it comes to pre and post hire employee background checks, financial services firms are held to more stringent background checks than almost any other sector. Section 19 of the FDIC Statements of Policy holds their insured institutions to a very high standard of scrutiny when it comes to seeing what “skeletons” may be in an employee’s closet, and overall it just makes good business sense for any business to thoroughly investigate the background of any potential employee. And, this heightened sense of awareness should not just extend to your W-2 employees, but also to contractors, vendors, cleaning people, and anyone who might be able to gain access to your sensitive information.
The Employee Background Tracker tool from ThreatAdvice can help any organization perform all the necessary background checks to help you feel secure about your employees. Just see a ThreatAdvice professional to learn more.
CYBER RISK ASSESSMENT
You can never know how prepared you are for a cyber attack until you simulate a real attack and assess where your security holes might be. Almost all cyber attacks come through “phishing”, or the sending of emails that trick someone in your organization into clicking on a malicious link and opening up the back door of your system to the bad guys. ThreatAdvice can assist you in assessing your cyber preparedness with our Phish Simulator, which will allow you to actually send phantom attacks and see where your overall enterprise stands in terms of cyber awareness and preparedness. Until you know where your weaknesses are, you can’t develop a plan to strengthen them!
WHAT IS CYBER INSURANCE AND WHY YOU NEED IT
Many enterprises and institutions of today think that their normal umbrella liability policy has them covered for their current liability policies leave them woefully and inadequately covered for cyber incidents…just ask Sony and their estimated $171m hard cost that could have been protect you from cybercrime, it can keep your business its way to your door. Our Cyber-Risk-Insure product at ThreatAdvice can help provide you with the cyber insurance coverage you need to avoid catastrophe in the event of a successful attack. Please see one of our cyber insurance experts today.