Role-based security awareness training informs the staff that the firm recognizes and respects the particular problems and demands they face regularly.

FREMONT, CA: Cybercriminals know how to target their cyber-attacks to their recipients using smart social engineering tactics. An HR employee gets a very different phishing e-mail from a customer service agent in a call center or a salesperson who travels and accesses the network remotely.

And that is why organizations need to put a focus on role-based security awareness training. When cyber attackers change their strategy depending on their audience, so do security awareness training content and distribution models. Role-based security awareness training informs the staff that the firm recognizes and respects the particular problems and demands they face regularly.

6 Security Awareness Best Practices for Each Employee

Irrespective of the position, every employee must note these six best practices in the field of security awareness:

Protect One's Data

Cybercriminals use false e-mail addresses and websites to manipulate people into sharing personal and professional information. Think twice, and then pause again before responding to an e-mail, text message, or other data requests.

When in Doubt Speak Up

If one gets a suspicious text, letter, phone call, contact the internal cyber heroes and cybersecurity 'leaders. Display them the request and do not act until it is verified that the request is valid.

Be Aware of Pop-Up, Text Message, and Friend Request

Phishing does not just happen by text. Cyber attackers plan their attacks based on how one uses the internet to connect, function and play. Do not accept friend or message invites from unknown people. Safeguard the staff from entering any personal information, including e-mail address, in pop-ups that is not initiated.

Build Strong Passwords

Avoid using a name, favorite color, or 1234 as a password. Strong passwords are unique and involve a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols. Make use of a password storage program to store passwords safely.

Beware of Free Wi-Fi

Only link to secure and password safe Wi-Fi. If one is operating remotely or updating the e-mail on the mobile, connect to a secure Wi-Fi network. If one is working from home daily, ensure to connect to the VPN office.

Install Software Updates

Make sure the updates to the operating system and app are installed on both computers. Install all security fixes, browser upgrades, and the new operating system. This instance protects internet-connected computers from hackers who exploit technology vulnerabilities to access and steal information.