Cybersecurity is continuing its momentum as a growing discipline at the start of 2019. It is becoming even more relevant across organizations – not just on IT teams, but even in boardrooms and the C-suite.
It’s also no longer a game of cat and mouse played by an exclusive club of tech literati. It is a corporate risk management concern that every last employee carries on their backs.
Organizations and individuals alike have begun to see cybersecurity’s true place over the past few years. Yet the path to stronger defenses, consistent security procedures, and savvy cyber hygiene has been traveled slowly. Many companies still are struggling with how to address a long-neglected area of critical risk management.
Here’s a meaningful New Year’s resolution for these companies: Commit to cybersecurity education across the board. Bringing everyone up to speed with the latest innovations in cybercrime can get employees to take better precautions, and get leadership thinking about ways to improve protections and mitigate damages. For those already working in cybersecurity, training can boost their skillsets, which means they’ll deliver greater value.
Done properly, cybersecurity training also can help identify raw talent within your staff, and you can harness that talent to close security gaps. Employers know all too well how difficult it is to find skilled and motivated cybersecurity workers. While artificial intelligence and other technological solutions might take the edge off, there still is no substitute for capable cybersecurity staff. Training programs could be the key to finding and elevating them.
Celebrate the new year – then consider the opportunity you have to make new strides in your cybersecurity programs. Bare-minimum compliance programs might be inexpensive, but they could cost you so much more in the long-term. In-depth, engaging cyber training, done in-person or online, can deliver a greater ROI by getting you on the path to better cyber risk management.
Lunarline is an industry leader in cybersecurity training for engineers and non-professionals alike. For information on the programs we offer, contact us online today.