Every organization is exposed to information security threats daily. It is essential that organizations have an information security protection program that is properly designed, documented, executed, and updated to minimize exposure to information loss, disruption of operations, and liability to third parties and regulators. An effective cybersecurity risk management program requires an effective governance structure based on the organization’s risk appetite — just like the company would create for any other material risk. While the components of a cybersecurity risk management program may vary from organization to organization, certain key elements are generally common to all effective programs. One such element is the importance of user education, awareness, and training.

In an article for his CSO ‘Crossroads of Cybersecurity and the Law’ blog, “Employee Training Remains the Best First Line of Defense against Cybersecurity Breaches,” Foley & Lardner Partner Mike Overly, explains why companies need to prioritize employee training on current and future security issues if they want to avoid cybersecurity breaches. He also gives his top cybersecurity training tips and best practices within the article.