It seems like every second story I read is about a company being hacked.
In this disruptive world, we now need to assume we ARE going to be hacked and take steps to prevent it happening.
As I have written previously, the “last mile” of defence against hacking falls to employees. I am sure many would not be surprised to learn that confidential and sensitive information is often stored in personal Gmail accounts, for convenience more than anything.
If a personal Gmail or social media account is breached, then hackers literally have the “keys to the kingdom”, and your network. It is for this reason that I believe that employees need to be part of your cyber defences, and companies need to provide awareness and training on how to secure accounts.
Simple tips such as enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on all accounts can help make it harder to have your employee’s accounts hacked and potentially increasing your security risk.
I have included useful links below to help you and your employees start tightening up personal account security. Many banks now employ 2FA such as a security token, meaning you have to prove who you are with 2 methods before accessing your money.
You need to treat your data as you would treat your own money.
How to enable 2FA on hundreds of accounts: https://futur.st/two-factor/
Longer form rationale for involving your employees in your overall cybersecurity plan:
My original piece on how the Clinton campaign came undone from a Gmail hack: https://futur.st/2fa