The research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International shows that the lack of awareness of IT security of employees is a real concern for businesses.
According to research results, only 12% of respondents were fully aware of the policies and IT security rules of their organizations. 24% of employees believe that no policy is given in their organizations.
Meanwhile, 49% of respondents said that the fight against cyberattacks is a collective responsibility. In another Kaspersky Lab study, the results indicate that employee negligence has caused up to 46% of network security incidents.
According to Nguyen Trong Duong, Director of Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), the complexity of the network environment depends on the variety of equipment. Meanwhile, most users in organizations and businesses want to use personal equipment to serve the work. If the units do not have security solutions, the risk of unsafe information will be hidden in these individual mobile devices.
“Malicious software, malicious code, virus … infiltrating the computer is invisible to the user. The problem is that the user of the technology equipment must be equipped with minimum network security knowledge, information technology skills, routine scanning, software upgrades, security settings, “said Tang. emphasize.
“Employees who do not have IT security awareness are a big challenge to overcome, especially for small businesses – where culture is about security,” said Vladimir Zapolyansky, head of SMB sales at Kaspersky Lab. Networking is still under development. Inadequate awareness can cause employees to become victims of network attacks. At the same time, every employee must also be obliged to protect their company from these threats in the first place. ”
“Enterprises should be concerned about employee training by introducing easy-to-use, manageable solutions that are strong enough to help people who are not IT security experts,” Zapolyansky added.
In addition, employees need to be trained in some simple operations such as improving the ability to recognize emails, fraudulent paths; Be careful when opening emails, attachments. Regular updates of new network threats and network security trends are also important. Every employee must be aware that the intranet is like a hospital operating room, and anyone who goes into it must be “disinfected”.
At the same time, businesses need to have a complete security solution to be more comprehensive. For example, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (KESB), this solution provides multi-tiered protection for enterprises with extensive management features to combat network threats.
Kaspersky’s anti-malware technologies, along with mobile security, file server security, and flexible control, will help businesses comply with their privacy policies.