Security best practices for users is your first line of defense

Written by Cio
  • Cio
  • 3 years ago


Most CIOs are on top of their game when it comes to securing networks, encrypting sensitive data and keeping private customer information safe – chances are, you’re one of those. But there’s a glaring security flaw you may have overlooked: your end-users.

Preparing end-users to think securely

“Sure, you’ve invested in cutting-edge security software and you’ve got great IT talent – but you’ve also got end-users. Marketing, sales, administrative professionals; these are the folks who are woefully unprepared to deal with phishing scams, social engineering schemes and it’s the cause of a lot of breaches. It’s a major part of the problem,” says Anthony Harris, a security expert and subject matter expert (SME) with online education provider Cybrary.

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