Data protection experts say that the workforce should act like a ‘human’ firewall to keep data safe. But data security training seems to be lagging because careless and negligent employees are one of the biggest security risks in the workplace today.
Here are 4 data security strategies for training new and long-term employees on information security.
1. Be serious about security from the start. To lay a solid foundation, schedule security training during new employee induction.
2. Create a highly visible culture of security in the workplace. Embed security in work processes – for example, ID cards or biometrics to access the office, and a Clean Desk Policy. Senior Management should set good examples in confidentiality and behaviour
3. Support the workforce with the best and latest IT safeguards. Install anti-virus and other safeguarding software on all devices. Schedule automatic updates and patching and set clear rules for what employees can install and keep on work computers.
4. Teach secure data disposal. Classify, label and store documents properly. De-clutter regularly, and partner with a document destruction company for secure paper and digital data destruction services. A “Shred It all Policy” should instruct employees to securely destroy all documents that are no longer needed.
Meet Jesse Meyer
Jesse was welcomed to the DLO team with an abundance of experience in client services and organizing in retail management. As the Operations Supervisor, Jesse supports Rob in the day to day running of DLO, including the crews, trucks and most importantly, client services. Always thinking ten steps ahead, Jesse ensures every day’s plan allows us to work smarter, and more efficiently for each client. He believes the key to success is ensuring every client is a happy client – no exceptions – and thrives on making someone’s day!