Understanding Your Employee Cybersecurity

A common error with most employee cybersecurity is that what they do is exempt from all other issues in regard to security. The fact is that cybersecurity has a lot to do with the way the public perceives an organization. How employees use customer records have a huge effect on the way your data is used. This includes business friendly or malicious attempts to manipulate data for theft or identity theft. It’s a signal that should be considered when employers hire someone who can see private data including private data that could be used for malicious intent, even if it should not be intended for malicious purposes such as identity theft. Privacy issues are all the rage these days.

Facebook is under scrutiny for such the same type of access when its security engineer was fired after it was revealed that this person exposed information that let users stalk women. This goes against all the public policies that Facebook has always said it tries to go against. Every organization could have this problem. Every end user has the potential to be the problem.

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Data Privacy Issues

It goes to show that the way Facebook handles public data breaches is far different than other corporations. Inappropriate data handling regardless of the country is becoming toxic. The way a corporation handles private data sent from a customer and then handled from the corporation. This includes storage or how the corporation distributes or discloses information is the difference. It’s important for corporations that rely on private information and sensitive information of their customers to have strong cybersecurity.

This is exactly what happened to Facebook who fired an employee that exposed private information. But apparently, this Facebook employee exposed this information unknowingly and had crucially put many customers at risk. This a problem for many organizations that hold private data and do not have the resources to defend against. IT admins need a proper budget to protect customer privacy. Without the right resources, customer data is at all kinds of risk.

Facebook has much of the public eye and the public scrutiny of what could be a problem for the public that does not want to give up their personal information. Even if it is information that would otherwise be available, should the user and the corporation decide to use information for monetary value even if it is innocently stored? But, this could be used for malicious intent. One example is the Cambridge Analytics situation. It turned out to be one of the biggest data breaches ever.

Then there was the Facebook data breach. The Facebook data breach was one of the worst issues of all time in terms of corporate security. For corporations that want to fight the issue of privacy and the issue of sending private information across the Internet, this is problematic.

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Employee Cybersecurity vs. Risk

As with any corporate employee cybersecurity issue, IT admins need to take the right precautions. Most importantly, recognize weak points in the IT armor. One of the best ways to do so is to automate certain tasks that are highly prone to human error. We all know people will inevitably makes mistakes. But we continue to trust them for some reason. Some examples include:

  • firstly, locking unattended computers
  • short passwords
  • password sharing
  • passwords written on paper
  • passwords saved on spreadsheets
  • phishing attack susceptibility
  • unintended data leak

The list of problems are endless. Therefore, admins need the right set of simple tools. Tools such as GateKeeper‘s password manager instantly automates these tasks and more. This takes the cyber security onus away from end users. Check out the demo to see how your team can reduce corporate security vulnerabilities. Therefore, don’t sacrifice security or convenience for the other. GateKeeper 2Fa + password manager allows IT admins to control access dynamically. It’s like a virtual password valet that follows every employee around and manages their passwords for them. But don’t worry – it’s not that expensive!

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