Security Knowledge – Get Out in Front of the Problem

IT security is constantly changing. New threats are popping up every day, and organizations are regularly upgrading applications and services, which can create opportunities for hackers to enter. And with some of your applications running in-house and some in a SaaS or Hybrid configuration, being on the forefront of new threats, knowing how to prevent them, and knowing what to do when they happen is imperative to protecting your company from a security breach.

Security is now everybody’s job, and relying on specialized security experts isn’t always attainable or even going to ensure that your organization is fully protected. After all, with the complex nature of today’s security environment, it would be challenging for one person or a small team alone to manage all fronts of a security threat. Being versed in today’s security issues is critical so IT professionals  make sound IT decisions, take regular preventative measures, and know what to do when threats happen.

Providing security knowledge to your staff gives power to your entire organization. Here are 3 elements of security that all users should understand:

Know what to look for AND what to do

You already know that hyper-threats, hacking and the stealing of data is becoming more and more common, but what happens when theory becomes reality? Do you know how to recognize an attack that may start on one user’s computer before it becomes pervasive throughout your organization? Do you know what preventative measures to take up front to keep a breach from ever occurring?

Imagine having greater knowledge of the latest and most aggressive threats. The best way to secure your systems is to have more than a foundational knowledge of security and to be aware of the risks ahead of time, knowing your organization’s vulnerabilities and where there are potential gaps. It could save you from a security breach wreaking havoc on your technology and proliferating throughout your company even further.

Security is everyone’s job

Everyone is responsible for being a security steward for their organization. The ability to identify threats is critical for all members of an organization. And the least technical people are often the first to be targeted, for that very reason.

Even if you are highly technical, you may still feel glazed over by the complexities of security in today’s world. You, too, need the latest knowledge on security risks to prevent being attacked. Proper training helps everyone, from the front line employees, to the executive team, and everyone in between, so the entire organization knows how to hold up their responsibilities. As an IT expert, having the tools and knowledge on today’s security environment empowers you to empower others to prevent a security breach at every level of your organization.

Security should add value not create more work

You have a responsibility to make sure that your customers are secure, especially with the breaches that are now daily in the news. You can’t afford to risk your customer’s financial records, medical records, or personal data. But by being educated and protecting your business, you will build the reputation as a reliable, safe company to do business with. This is a message that your entire organization should be able to convey.

Still, you don’t have an unlimited amount of time or money to spend on security, so what do you do?

TLG Learning offers security training that can turn theoretical security knowledge into hands on security awareness that you can then share with the rest of your organization. Our Cloud Security course allows you to learn cloud security by actually hacking into the cloud yourself. You will be dealing with the potential security issues associated with each step of a cloud-based hack. In order to really understand the vulnerabilities your company is faced with, you need to perform a hands-on attack of the vulnerable servers/applications. Through this training, you will walk away knowing about some of the latest threats, what to look for, and what to do should an attack arise.

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