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How your company needs to train workers in cybersecurity

Matt Hamblen | April 26, 2017
Survey finds workers still violate security policies to remain productive.

The alliance urges companies to talk frequently to workers about:

  • Rules for keeping a clean machine, including what programs, apps and data that workers can install and keep on their work computers;
  • Best practices for passwords, including making them long and strong, with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and changing them routinely;
  • Throwing out suspicious links in email, tweets, posts, online ads, messages or attachments—even if they know the source;
  • Remembering to back up work, based on the policies of each company;
  • Speaking up if they notice strange happenings on their computer.

For business travelers going abroad, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center has posted a series of travel tips. They include suggestions such as taking a different mobile phone from the one you typically use and checking for updated cybersecurity alerts at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s website.


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