GroupSense CEO and Co-Founder Kurtis Minder was recently featured in SC Media with his article, "The Insider Threat Now Lives Outside the Office." In the article, Kurtis reviews the top ways that employees can help protect your organization's data.
Excerpt from SC Media
Unfortunately, many employees don’t realize that the content they so willingly display or share can end up in the hands of a cybercriminal, who will then sell or trade the information on the dark web. So, how can companies help curb the sharing of sensitive information? It starts with security training and education. Employees need to make sure they are diligent about the cyber practices that can help protect their organizations and, in many cases, themselves. It all starts with being a good digital citizen.
Here are the top seven ways employees can protect themselves and company data:
- Use a hotspot: Don’t get me wrong, public Wi-Fi is convenient, but it’s also not very secure. And don’t even get me started on connecting to non-password-protected Wi-Fi networks.
- Don’t leave any computer unattended: It’s so simple, but even leaving for 30 seconds to get a coffee refill could mean trouble. Lock the screen and if the computer has to be left for a long period of time, put it in a safe.
- Use a privacy screen: So many of us can easily look over someone’s shoulders at open PowerPoint presentations containing financial data, or sensitive emails about business deals. Blocking all this doesn’t take much, and it’s an inexpensive fix to keep out unwanted eyes.
- Listen to that inner voice: We may have all learned this in elementary school, but so many people project way too loudly on work calls, and in public spaces, which only means more people can hear us. Use only one earbud to consciously monitor the volume and also keep tabs on the overall surroundings.
- And more: for more information on what your employees can do, visit the article on SC Media's website.
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About Kurtis Minder
Kurtis Minder is the CEO and co-founder of GroupSense, a leading provider in Digital Risk solutions. Kurtis built a robust cyber reconnaissance operation protecting some of the largest enterprises and government organizations.
Kurtis has been the lead negotiator at GroupSense for ransomware response cases. He has successfully navigated and negotiated some of the largest ransomware, breach, and data extortion cases world-wide.
With over 20 years in the information security industry, Kurtis brings a unique blend of technical, sales and executive acumen.