Worrying Statistic: 1/3 of business owners don’t trust their staff with confidential information.
Do you trust your staff with in dealing with your business’s confidential information?
If you answered yes, then you might be surprised by the following stat.
1/3 of all small and medium business owners/leaders don’t trust their staff with handling confidential information. Scary hey!?
One of the most valuable assets you have is your staff. They are the lifeblood of your business.
So why would 33% of business owners/leaders have lack of faith in their team?
Perhaps it’s because they have been burnt in the past by a data leak, maybe it was poor security practices, maybe it’s because they have been witness to some sloppy password habits aka pinning their passwords to the office wall?
Regardless of the reason, this lack of trust is a real concern and worrying doesn’t fix it.
So, is it the staff that are to blame? We don’t believe so, we feel that the real issue may be a lack of quality training and quality security practices.
So, what can you do about it?
Booking training for your team is the first and most important step. Up skilling your staff with how to spot potential threats, how to take appropriate actions when issues arise, and following security best practices will not only raise awareness of the risks of the online world, it will also bridge those trust issues for employers.
Think of it this way: well-trained staff pose less of a risk to the overall security of your business’s network and confidential data.
If your team know how to protect themselves online, they will work hard to keep your business and data safe. They become your first line of defence, helping to improve your company’s security, and significantly reducing the risk of a breach.
Next, there are your security measures. Many companies admit they don’t have sufficient technology or checks to protect confidential information.
This is where we come in. We can help set up your company’s system so that people can only access the data they’re supposed to.
But our job wouldn’t stop there. We can also ensure that your company has proper policies in place relating to information sharing, permissions, and what to do when an employee leaves. By doing this we help you create a more secure working environment for everyone.
By up skilling your staff, implementing quality security practices and policies you are giving your business the best chance of success.
Are you ready to move from a position of not trusting your staff to one of empowerment and confidence? Get in touch today to see how the team at Runtime IT can help you.