2. Personalize Training for Greater Retention
When presenting cybersecurity training, emphasize that these are transferable skills. If employees use secure practices on their home computers and phones, they will be more likely to do so at work. Using everyday common-sense precepts, as opposed to IT jargon, will also improve employee retention.
3. Reward Staff for Their Cybersecurity Awareness
Despite well thought-out cybersecurity policies, you may still find many employees non-compliant. Devise a means of measuring end-user cybersecurity awareness. After doing so, reward staff members who follow best practices. By recognizing highly compliant workers, you may incentivize others to improve their security habits.
4. Make Your Message Visible and Interactive
A cost-effective way of increasing cybersecurity awareness is the use of timely, brief and intriguing content. Media such as posters, comics, flyers, etc. are known for their effectiveness in communicating specific messages. Consider strategic placement, such as break rooms and above printers, to boost employee awareness.
5. Leverage Your Digital Marketing Team
Encourage collaboration between your marketing and IT teams, to leverage social media platforms and tools (i.e. videos within the Microsoft Office 365 platform) to distribute helpful cybersecurity content. From short instructional videos to concise how-to guides, there are numerous ways to boost employee engagement with creative, newsworthy cybersecurity content.
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