If your organization employs anyone aged between 16 and 19, you should pay special attention to the cyber security training that is being offered to your team.
A new study has revealed that much of the online behavior is worrisome and almost normalized among young people. In fact, most of the online activity is illegal.
If there is good news (if that's what you want to call it), is that we are not speaking of serious cyber crime such as ransomware attacks or stealing identities or data.
However, one in three 16 to 19-year-olds have admitted to digital piracy; and a quarter have tracked or trolled someone online.
Most of these behaviors may not directly affect your business. But some are so common that too many young people view them as a part of everyday life and that's it ok to do.
This behavior is not something you want in your workplace.
Business owners, the devices your employees use and how they use them are your responsiblity. Casual software piracy or illegal downloads on company devices used for work could open the door to a massive security breach.
The answer is simple: Have a device usage policy and hold cyber security training for all your employees on a regular basis.
This training should:
- Highlight the impact of bad online behavior and the potential for security breaches
- Help everyone understand how this kind of activity can harm people – and your business
- Make everyone aware of the scams and attacks that your business is vulnerable to, as well as the part they play in keeping everyone protected
- Make the consequences clear for anyone found to be engaging in this behavior
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