Safer Email Practices that Can Help Prevent Data Breach

Hackers commonly gain access to a company’s data through an employee’s mishap through email. It turns out that organizations are three times more likely to suffer a data breach from email attacks than they are through their network being infiltrated, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report. There are a few things that you can do, as a business owner, to tighten the security of your data.

Commonly, employees are shamed for mistakes when it comes to email security training. Instead of shaming employees when something does happen, because it will, encourage employees to come to management when they notice something is off by rewarding them or acknowledging them when they do. Not only will this help prevent hackers from gaining access to your sensitive customer data, it will also create an environment within your organization that is conducive to communication and uplifting, rather than degrading.

We also recommend that the training you give to your employees is tailored to them. Training should not be a one size fits all type of deal. If you train that way, your employees are less likely to retain and be proactive with the information that you provided. If you tailor the training to the department, you are more likely to instill change which means a more secure business.

And lastly, accountability is key when it comes to implementing change within your organization. Like we mentioned earlier, encourage employees to contact management when they notice something is a little off with an email. This allows for communication and greater safety in the organization. Not only should employees be encouraged to reach out to management, but management should also be held accountable. Instances of strange emails should be documented by management and shared with higher levels on a regular and scheduled basis.

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