“It’ll never happen to me…” is something we hear a lot, and even when it does happen to a business, lessons aren’t always learnt. A breach may or may not cause a business to train its staff on IT security training.

But an investment in IT security training shouldn’t be reactive anyway. Unfortunately, once a breach has occurred, it’s often too late. Security should be ingrained in a business’s operations – taught to staff from day one and provided on a regular basis to ensure security awareness becomes part of the daily routine.

In short, every business should have a positive security culture if it wants to keep its systems and data safe. How do you do that? Well, that’s what we’re here for!

Treating sensitive data correctly

Protecting sensitive data is a key responsibility for many businesses. If data becomes compromised, it can mean the loss of reputation and fines, which may prove catastrophic.

It’s important then to instil in your staff both the significance of sensitive data and best practice for keeping it safe.

Needless to say, this is to be done in addition to appropriately protecting sensitive data and managing access to it. But adopting an appropriate attitude towards IT security as part of your company’s culture will put your business on the right foot.

Spotting potential cyberattacks

Cybercriminals regularly use unsuspecting staff to gain access to sensitive information and/or a company’s network. Techniques such as phishing, spear phishing and ransomware have continued to be successful. This is because cybercriminals have become highly skilled in tricking people into interacting with them.

Being able to identify an email or website as fake or potentially malicious can be the difference between the prosperity of a business and its demise.

How can Microtrading help?

We offer a GCHQ-certified security awareness training solution that will educate, inform and validate your team’s awareness of security threats.

Data handling may or may not take place at every level of your business, but training your workforce on the importance of data security helps to create a positive IT security culture.

Our security awareness platform is designed, and continually updated, to turn the tide on both internal and external risks posed to a business’s systems and data.

Based on up-to-date and real-life scenarios that your staff will relate to you can spend small but regular amounts of time learning the latest in cybersecurity best practice and learn what’s needed to identify malicious communications and online activity.

We’re also on-hand as an expert in cybersecurity to provide advice as and when required so that you’re never in the dark. Having this knowledgeable point of contact when you need it most can make all the difference to the success of your business.

For more information about IT security training and our security awareness platform, contact Microtrading IT support in Birmingham on 0121 784 0077 or click here to see how we can help.