Articles | January 8, 2021
Today, cybersecurity training is a must for all employees, as cybersecurity attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. If you’re like most organizations, your employees must complete basic annual training on secure business practices, covering password policies, encrypting email, spotting phishing attempts, HIPAA laws and the definitions of protected data.
But to remain truly secure, you should provide additional training that goes beyond the basics. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the stakeholders most in need of advanced cybersecurity training include senior executives, privileged system users, physical and cybersecurity personnel, system administrators and third party stakeholders like suppliers, customers and business partners.
Let’s look at each role separately.
Besides the standard training, senior executives will also need to know:
These are people with “super-user” access to a specific system, with the ability to view, edit and delete highly confidential data. They will need to know:
These are your front desk support people and security guards. They will need to know:
These are your IT personnel with full or root access to your systems. They may have the ability to install software; install or modify system processes; create or modify system configurations; create or modify system access controls and view or control the screen of the user through remote access technologies in order to assist them. They will need to know:
These are the people who specifically protect against, detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents. They will need to know:
These are the business personnel of your organization that depend on the IT systems and
data, any vendors or suppliers your organization works with, and possibly your customers. They will need to know:
This page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax or investment advice. You are encouraged to discuss the issues raised here with your legal, tax and other advisors before determining how the issues apply to your specific situations.
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