By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke
Cyber attack is prevalent now because many of our activities have moved online. For example, last week, there was a major cyber attack on Twitter, Netflix, Amazon and others. These companies were attacked despite their impregnable security. However, within a couple of hours, they were back online.
Although Nigerian companies are upping their game in terms of internet security. There is so much to be done. This is why it’s important to train the employees of online companies to prevent cyber-attacks. This will help them fathom the dos and don’ts of working online. Jumia Travel shares some ways to train your employees to stop cyber attacks. Interestingly, you don’t need to break the bank to embark on this training.
Create a user policy
Employees should not have free access to do whatever they like on the internet. You should have a policy that features the website employees are allowed to visit, the wireless network to use and other relevant information. This will prevent your workers from being complacent when working online especially when downloading contents online.
Weak password is one of the easiest ways to make your network susceptible to attacks. At the same time, using the same passwords for all your accounts is very risky. Your IT department should brief your workers from time to time about the dangers of using weak passwords.
Encourage them to report problems
Network threats are first noticed by your employees before the IT department do. So, ensure that you encourage your employees to report any unusual they notice online. It will ensure that any itch doesn’t go viral which may damage your business.
Use proper device management
Financially grounded companies don’t joke with device management. Today, computers are connected that employees can easily share data within seconds. In addition to this, you can remotely wipe your system in case it goes missing in order to protect your sensitive data. However, if you are a small business, you can train your employees to properly manage your device.
Adeniyi Ogunfowoke is a PR Associate at Jumia Travel.
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