Who are the biggest threat to your business Baby Boomers? Gen X? Gen Z?
Are Gen Z Posing a Threat To Your Businesses’ Cyber Security?
Over the past 20 years technology has advanced exponentially and in the next few years, the first generation of young people who have grown up with smartphones and social media as part of their everyday life are going to be joining businesses globally. Most of us expect that these digital natives will be the most cyber-secure generation considering that they have always had the Internet and other digital technologies in their lives but, recent research from the American Frontier LLC on Linked In is proving that this isn’t the case. With many business owners also fretting that their Gen Z’s constant desire to share their lives and content online, along with their habits of using the same passwords across varying accounts can lead them to accidentally reveal sensitive business information causing potential security breaches.
According to a recent survey by the US National Cyber Security Alliance, Cyber Crime is more common amongst Gen Z. With the study’s results revealing that millennials (44%) and Gen Z (51%) are more likely to say they have experienced a cyber threat than baby boomers. De-funking the myth that its the older generations that cause cyber security issues.
If you are a business leader who is worried about cyber security, there are plenty of things that you can do to prepare your business to ensure it stays cyber-secure but you must also be proactive if you want to keep your company up-to-date with the best cyber security practices and not assume that just because a generation grew up with the internet, that they know how to navigate it.
Implement Cyber Security Training
One of the first things you’ll want to do is implement or update a cyber-security training programme that your team, especially the Gen Z’s buys into and the best way to do this is to enrol all your team, no matter what their age, on the same cyber security training, this way all employees will receive the same training and there are no knowledge gaps within your team.
Update Your Software
Ensure that all software is up to date, by failing to do so you are leaving your company vulnerable to cyber attacks as any updates are usually repairing any bugs/fixes that have been identified as threats. Create a good culture that when an update is available it is actioned with immediate effect and is placed as a priority on your IT team’s agenda, by implementing this in your codes of practice you will be helping to bolter your cyber security and any potential threats that may be caused by a Gen Z workforce.
Hire a Managed IT Services Provider
Hire Us! No seriously, our Synapse360 team are knowledgeable about the best ways in which your data can be best protected. In the current climate, cyber-threats are becoming more and more common and can have devastating consequences on businesses financially and reputationally. We can provide a range of solutions that can protect your organisation, prevent downtime and help to protect your reputation and your bank balance too!
How can Synapse 360 help your business?
Talk to our team of experts today and get a bespoke IT Managed Service that is tailored to your business and your needs.
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