How important is security awareness? Do you believe in employee training?
I take a bit of a paranoid perspective – everyone in our organization is a target, and trust from the outside must be earned and consistently validated. My goal is to convey a similar posture to all Exostar employees. Security awareness is vital at all times; otherwise, our business becomes vulnerable. I want our employees to recognize that threats such as malware and social engineering are adaptive. That means everyone constantly must remain vigilant. It is frequently the vigilant user that spots an anomaly before it becomes a real issue.
I absolutely believe in employee training. Every new hire gets to spend some quality time with me. I personally deliver training so individuals not only understand our policies and procedures, but why we have put them in place and what might – no, would – happen if they didn’t exist. In addition, every employee must attend training updates on a regular basis, because our approach is constantly evolving as we strive to stay a step ahead of the changing threat landscape.
Training should be more than just a box-checking exercise with a slide deck. I think this individualized, face-to-face security training allows everyone to better connect with the business, and that leads to better outcomes for all of us.
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