Making Sure Employees Are Not Your Weakest Link

Despite the effort governance, compliance and security functions put into managing information security, employees often remain the weakest link in an organisation’s defence. But even a basic level of risk understanding and awareness can prevent simple lapses in control that are often the root cause of security breaches.

This doesn't mean forcing people to read and agree to your policies, or mandating a dry compliance training module year after year, which is unengaging and therefore unmemorable. It’s about connecting with your employees on a rational and emotional level, accepting that there are shades of grey and explaining why they need to do certain things.

In this white paper, you'll find ten internal communication tips to help turn employees into a staunch line of defence. Specifically, you will learn:

  • What it means to take a strategic approach when communicating information security risks
  • How to really understand your audience and make your communications relevant
  • To keep the message simple and tell them why it’s important
  • How to make your communications smart and engaging

That whatever you do needs to be measurable, and ensure sustained behaviour change.

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