Practicing mindfulness is not just limited to your meditation sessions. As a business owner, you can apply the principles of mindfulness to many areas of your business. When it comes to cybersecurity, focusing on what’s happening in the present moment could not be more critical. Being mindful of cybersecurity helps you defend your business against any security breaches. Curious to learn the techniques? In this article at TechRepublic, Michael Kassner explains how you can incorporate mindfulness in your security practices.
Mindfulness in Preventing Hacks
‘YOU’ Are the Target
Many IT teams consider cybersecurity as a technical problem. But, studies have revealed that nearly 90 to 95% of attacks are on individual employees. Employees are the biggest risk factors for an organization as nearly two in five have admitted to clicking on a dubious link or an attachment. This means about 40 percent of the workforce are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals also extract an employee’s information from social media platforms to customize each message and pose as family, friends, or colleagues.
Select Right People
A leader must have an in-depth knowledge of the organizational culture. Leaders must be able to:
- Communicate clearly
- Balance both business and technology
A leader must have the right temperament and skill set to build a mindful information culture.
Understand How Phishing Works
Email phishing scams are the most common technique hackers use to access individual usernames and passwords. Just one click from the end user can trigger major hacks at organizations, despite their best efforts to secure their technical borders.
Read Security Related News
To increase awareness of security risks amongst your employees, you must encourage them to read cybersecurity news articles. Reading news keeps them informed about the latest scams and help them stay aware – the higher the awareness, the lower damage caused to your organizational information.
Cybercriminals always reinvent their attack methodology. It is only mindful cybersecurity practices that will help you stay secure. To read the original article, click on https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-implement-mindful-information-security-practices/.