What's Your Biggest Cybersecurity Risk?

Cybersecurity risks.

Every company faces cybersecurity risks. Some are bigger than others--and, worse yet, some are so commonplace that you might not recognize them as risks at all. Here's what to know about your biggest cybersecurity problem (and how to overcome it).

The Surprising Truth About Cybersecurity

Whether you realize it or not, the truth is that your employees are your biggest cybersecurity risk. Let's take a closer look:

Why Employees Are a Risk

For the most part, your team members aren't looking for ways to hurt the business. In fact, they probably think they're helping out--but sometimes, their innocent habits can turn into trouble for your security. Here are a few examples:

  • Using short, easily guessed passwords.
  • Never changing passwords.
  • Using the same password for multiple accounts.
  • Leaving documents on the printer tray.
  • Procrastinating on vital software updates.
  • Misidentifying phishing scams as genuine offers.
  • Clicking suspicious links.
  • Accidentally sending sensitive information to the wrong person.

See how easy it is for a well-meaning employee to become a cybersecurity risk?

The good news is that, since your workers have good intentions, it's easy to help them get on the right path. All you need to do is take a few simple steps toward better cybersecurity practices.

What You Can Do

Here's what you can do right now to help your teams become cybersecurity strengths instead of risks:

  • Implement print security solutions.Print security is often overlooked, but these tools and solutions help workers utilize your printer fleet in safer, more reliable ways.

  • Educate everyone. Some employees may be familiar with phishing scams, while others don't know how to recognize one. Regardless, make sure all team members receive the same level of training to help create a foundation everyone can rely on.

  • Create good password habits. It's easy to forget how important passwords are when you have so many of them. Remind employees that their password habits matter, and encourage them to tread carefully when opening new accounts or managing existing ones.

  • Be vigilant. Don't punish workers for innocent mistakes, but do be on the lookout for any slip-ups--like accidentally sending emails to the wrong user--that could jeopardize your cybersecurity.

In conclusion, while employees can be your biggest cybersecurity risk, they can also be a great strength. All you need to do is keep them informed, supported, and educated, and they'll help protect your company in all kinds of ways.

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