More company-wide training will not improve your cybersecurity, but there are measures you can take to tackle the threat, write Michael Sulmeyer and Mari Dugas for Harvard Business Review.
Companies are aware of the increasing threat from hackers, yet the number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise. You have invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology to protect your network from attack. What should you do next? Most companies opt for staff training programmes. You should not follow their example.
“Putting them through 50 more hours of cyber-hygiene training a year won’t help any more than warning our elders not to click on links in emails from strange addresses,” write Sulmeyer and Dugas. “We will never be able to train every email recipient to discern what looks like phish.”