Schools must become pro-active, not reactive, when it comes to data security and preventing a breach. Making employees aware of the dangers of social media is crucial in the fight against identity theft and organization liability.
Preventing data breaches and identity theft takes more than technology or good procedure. Stopping data breaches before they occur requires building a “Breach-Free Culture” within your organization. Properly training employees across all areas of data protection is a necessary component to breach-proof environment. Although cyber-criminals may get the headlines and media attention, the fact is that that most breaches are caused by human error and process failures, not advanced hackers.
"Technology can't always stop someone from making mistakes but training them in a way that changes thinking, and behavior, can bring about a “Breach-Proof Culture” where employees across all departments share a heightened awareness, understanding, and commitment to eliminating risk."
• Recognize ways that we are being “Socially Engineered.”
• Develop an awareness of the ways that people put the school at risk of a data breach.
• Remove key information from Social Media in order to prevent identity theft, data breaches, and social liability.
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of the cyberthreats a school faces and the methods to counteract those threats.
“Mark recently conducted an outstanding training for our company. With humor and factual knowledge, he easily held the attention of our employees while educating them regarding social networking, identity theft, and data breach prevention. The information he conveyed was not only pertinent in our electronic culture, but also open the eyes of our employees to the importance of being proactive in his area."