According to a research and report Nulab, 1 in 3 employees believe cybersecurity of his company is mediocre or even worse bad. This means that decision makers need to do more to reassure them. With the remote work be a key part of our daily lives, cybersecurity is a very important issue.
According to the report, 76% of employees state that there is a problem with its cybersecurity company of. Only 24% say everything is fine. This means that many employees have a problem with the protocol security created by company in which they work. And this phenomenon is observed in companies of all sizes.
Employees are increasingly worried about it cybersecurity
The issue of cyber security is quite difficult for the big ones businesses, but the problem becomes even more difficult for small businesses. How can small businesses, which have far fewer resources, manage the problem? The most worrying thing is that Small businesses have always been a favorite target of cybercriminals.
The report on violations data Verizon, Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), reports that 28% of cyber attacks target small businesses. However, these attacks are not as well known as those targeting large companies. For this reason, people, including business owners, they mistakenly assume they are not in a big way risk. This belief is far from reality. And if we consider that small businesses make up 99% of all companies in USA, the problem is much more worrying.
The Nulab survey involved more than 1.000 full-time employees who spoke about their perceptions of cybersecurity in their workplace. Participants are people who spend at least four hours each day using a computer. Employees were asked about cybersecurity in their company. 53% of employees were men and 46% were women.
Employees believe that their company is not very prepared for cyber attacks and that their employer's digital information is not secure. In companies with 1-50 employees, this belief prevails in 23% of participants. The same view was supported by 19% of participants in Companies with 51-100 employees and 10% of participants in companies with 101-500 employees.
An important conclusion was drawn from the research: employers do not seem to take seriously and respond to the concerns expressed by employees about cybersecurity. This phenomenon is observed mainly in small businesses. In companies with 1-50 employees, 44% of employees state that their employer responds slightly or not at all. In companies with 51-100 employees, this view was expressed by 33% and in companies with 101-500 employees by 25%.
Awareness and reporting of incidents
Business owners need to establish a culture that allows employees to freely report any threat they identify. If punished or ignored, the likelihood of reporting a threat in the future will be dramatically reduced.
The report states that 58% of employees keep their cyber security concerns to themselves. This, according to the report, is because employers do not pay attention to their concerns.
This is very scary and dangerous for a business. The cost of a breach can be huge. In 2017, the organization Better Business Bureau reported that small businesses lose an average of $ 80.000 a year from crime in cyberspace.
Behavior change and focus on cybersecurity
Data breaches and cyberattacks are commonplace. Both individual users and organizations and companies face this threat. Especially for employers, they need to take care to change the culture and behavior in the company and emphasize cybersecurity.
If you prioritize cyber security and create a culture in which your employees can speak freely and be heard, you can prevent a infringement.