Why Training Your Employees for Data Security is Important

October 11th, 2021

With the rise of the internet and shadow IT networks, data security has become a number one priority for nearly every business and individual. Data security ensures that important data is not stolen or misrepresented. 

Companies that collect sensitive data about their employees, business relationships, and customers have to take steps to ensure the information is kept secure. This includes employee training and data loss prevention tactics. 

One of the biggest challenges with data security is the human aspect. According to IBM, nearly 23% of data breaches are caused by humans. This doesn’t even account for the number of insider threats that companies fall victim to and the number of phishing attacks that capitalize on human error for their success. 

Training your employees on data security is vital to your company’s security and can prevent a company-ending data breach. Here’s why and how you should go about it:

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