How to Establish an Effective Human Firewall of Employees

Did you know, research across the British business sector revealed that 70% of IT security breaches are caused by human error.

To combat this IT security risk and safe guard your business, you need to establish an effective human firewall of informed employees.

One of the key hacking methods cybercriminals are using is ransomware.

The most famous one being the Crypto-locker malware (and its numerous variants), which encrypts the files on a user’s computer and demands the user pay a ransom.

The ransom is usually in Bitcoins and is needed for the victim to receive the key to decrypt the files.

Here are the top 4 ways to safeguard your company against Ransomware:

Establish an Effective Human Firewal

1. Backup your data

Real-time or near-time backup can be an effective countermeasure to minimise the damage caused once ransomware has occurred.

Although it can take several hours to restore the device to full working order, at least you will not feel that you need to pay the ransom to the criminals.

2. Get security awareness training

Unfortunately, backup alone isn’t enough as it could fail for many reasons.

The best approach is to make sure you never get infected in the first place.

As employees are the weak link in your network security, providing them with security awareness training is the best way to prevent sophisticated attacks on your company.

3. Security Awareness Training

Jera IT has partnered with Knowbe4 to provide an advanced security awareness solution for your organisation.

This solution is guaranteed to help you manage your biggest IT security threat: your employees.

Strengthen your human firewall through interactive web-based training, regular simulated attacks and detailed reporting.

Learn more about the IT security awareness training solution.

4. Test Your Employees

Spear Phishing is an email targeted at a specific individual or department within an organisation that appears to be from a trusted source.

It’s actually cybercriminals attempting to steal confidential information from your company.

With the new email phishing tool we offer, you can send a simulated phishing email to your staff to see how many of your employees will become susceptible to an attack.

Contact us now to try it out!