Cybersecurity though necessary can be expensive and effect productivity of employees at your work. Getting through layers of security at both the office and remotely accessed can be very frustrating for worker and can hamper productivity. Assessing your threat-level and need for cybersecurity with your employees can help this problem. Having an IT department that can focus on what is really needed can help, also speaking to your employees so they understand why the security is needed at the level your workplace uses reduces frustration and increases productivity.
- Striking a balance between security and productivity is a top priority for modern companies, but it’s absolutely critical to remember one very important thing about this balancing act: You should never sacrifice security for productivity. I wholeheartedly believe that productivity needs to take a backseat to security. Data is simply too valuable, and breaches too crippling, to reverse those priorities.
- When it comes to maintaining productivity, you may be tempted to scale back your cybersecurity policies in order to afford employees more breathing room.
- Instead, consult with your organization’s cybersecurity experts and anyone else who has a hand in your company’s data and data security. Brainstorm with these individuals to determine your organization’s most glaring or most easily exploitable weaknesses and prioritize them. Your biggest threats need to be secured first. Only then can you work your way down the chain to the small fry.
“One of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to assessing your cybersecurity needs is your ability to determine the likelihood of a threat.”