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In-House Security Training: Knowledge That Everyone Should Know

by Erik Briceno

Being a security-minded company means having in-house staff that are properly trained in being security-minded. Although Cybersecurity Awareness Month may be ending, it is always in your organization’s best interest to maintain vigilance — not just one month out of the year.

While hiring a managed security service provider is a critical first step, cybersecurity awareness certainly doesn’t end there and depends on everyone who works for you being informed and educated on this subject. To that end, let us explain how in-house cybersecurity training is something you should consider doing.

In-House Security Training Protects Your Company From New Hacking Methods

There are a lot of new threats out there right now, and attackers are currently making full use of these latest methods. Security training can help prevent these new hacking techniques, such as Lightning and USB-C cable cyber threats.

Most people already know that plugging an unknown USB flash drive into a company computer is risky. It can very easily contain a malicious program designed to steal sensitive data. But now, it’s not just drives you must be wary of. USB cables, even ones that look like Apple’s Lightning cable, could hijack your machine. This method of attack can potentially be used not only on computers, but on portable smart devices as well, such as iPhones and tablets.

In-House Security Training Protects Your Company From Data Breaches

Now that even something as common as USB cables can come with a risk, it’s more important than ever that employees are made aware of the dangers. Having a security-minded staff significantly cuts down on security breaches for the firm.

Good habits involving email, personal devices and personal use of company devices are areas of training that can drastically reduce your company’s risk of exposure.

In-House Security Training Is Statistically Proven to Make a Difference

In-House Security Training: Knowledge That Everyone Should KnowAccording to the research and advisory firm Gartner, untrained users click on 90 percent of the links within emails received from outside email addresses, causing 10,000 malware infections within a single year. This example more than any other should outline the importance of training. With proper training, these numbers can be drastically reduced, along with the extreme risk to your company.

At V2 Systems, we stand ready to assist you. For more information on how we can help make your organization security-minded, call us. Our knowledge is your knowledge, and that knowledge is vital in 2019 and beyond.

 

Since 1995, Manassas Park, VA-based V2 Systems has employed local systems administrators, network engineers, security consultants, help desk technicians and partnering companies to meet a wide range of clients’ IT needs, from research, to implementation, to maintenance. Concentrate on your VISION…We’ll handle the TECHNOLOGY!

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About ebriceno
Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
In-House Security Training: Knowledge That Everyone Should Know
In-House Security Training: Knowledge That Everyone Should Know