Several years ago, at an RSA Cybersecurity Conference, then FBI Director, Robert Mueller gave a presentation about the FBI combating threats and cyber crime, where he became noted for his quote, "that there two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category: companies that have been hacked and will be hacked again".
In cybersecurity your first line of defense will be your weakest link, unless you reinforce it.
What is the most important position in football? Many would say the quarterback, right?
After all, their job description includes: reading the defense; adjusting the plays; handing off the ball and making those awe inspiring, crowd cheering amazing touchdown passes. They also happen to be paid the highest salary on the team.
So, they must have the most important job, right?
Instead, I think the most important job could be that of the offensive linemen.
If the offensive line doesn't do their job well and they don't stop the defensive players (the attackers), then what happens to the quarterback? A sack. Ouch! Or, a fumble. Opps. Or, a touchback. Drat. Or even worst, an injured quarterback. Big big ouch!
Well, there is a similar analogy in business. Think of any employee that uses the internet as your 'offensive line'. One of their important jobs is to block attempts by cybercriminals (aka, the defensive attackers) to get through the line (company network) and allow them to 'sack your business'.
Your employees are your company's first line of cyber defense.
But are they taking the steps needed to keep their company data secure? How can you improve their buy-in to the importance of being a crucial part of shielding against cyber attackers?
Here at Knogin, we take cybersecurity very seriously. Personal information, company data, employee information, financial records, sensitive customer files and more, all need to be carefully guarded and protected using the latest and most effective cybersecurity technologies. We are laser-focused in building these tools and cybersecurity technologies at Knogin.
Entrepreneur Magazine published an serious article on ways to protect your personal privacy in social media. It's well worth a 4 minute read here.
The truth is, here at Knogin, we like to have a bit of fun too. When we find something that can blend cyber education and humor we like to share it with our readers.
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