The pandemic has undoubtedly sparked the desire for remote work and the need for organizations to re-think their ways of keeping employees engaged and advancing their skillsets. Along with the transition to hybrid work this has posed some threats, especially cybercrime. Cyber criminals and hackers have taken full advantage of government agencies that have remained stagnant with their cyber security measures or training.
There are two crucial elements that could assist government agencies to be more equipped to identify scammer techniques and reduce the amount of cybersecurity breaches which include:
Cybersecurity awareness training:
- Federal government agencies should heavily consider extending training beyond the IT department. Important material such as phishing training and knowing how to properly report any cybersecurity incidents should be a responsibility among all employees.
- Getting employee buy-in will be crucial in rolling out security training without the L&D program seeming too cumbersome. Furthermore, by having all employees be in alignment with the overall business goals, this will allow employees to be prepared and free up time for them to perform their job functions.
- With cyber criminals getting more sophisticated in their tactics, it is in federal agencies’ best interest to stay up to date with any new protocols. Investing in a strong LMS that can address the complexities of compliance training could allow government agencies to remain in line with industry standards and maintain a safer working environment.
- Not only is it important to stay on top of relevant cybersecurity training requirements, but so is showing support to your employees expanding their knowledge. By having a modern LMS that can foster continued learning into the flow of work will be incredibly beneficial.