Are Employees Your Best Firewall?
By Silka Gonzalez, an EO South Florida member and CEO of Enterprise Risk Management, Inc.
Hackers and other adversaries still engage in the practice of finding the weakest link in the chain to break in to your organization. When your chain is made up of unpredictable humans, you have weak links all the time. How do you patch and strengthen the link and the whole chain? How does the chain stay strong in the face of new and evolving threats?
In the age of the continuous breach, security awareness and employee training is the single most important investment your organization can make. Unfortunately, it remains at the bottom of cybersecurity budgets across the world. Employees do not drive into work every day seeking to click on emails to create backdoors for malware. However, employees do bring a culture and perspective to cybersecurity that influences their behaviors.