Business cyber safety: Life cycle of an employee

December 29, 2016 - TAGS: Managing

This guest blog post is provided by Public Safety Canada which leads Get Cyber Safe, a national public awareness campaign about Internet security and online safety.

Hiring a new employee should feel like New Year's Day: a fresh start, full of promise and potential. Some resolutions may become new healthy habits. But once the food is eaten, the dishes are done, and the party favours are stored away for another 12 months, most people generally fall back into old routines.

The same can be said for employees, who start out full of energy and ideas. Some become so fully entrenched into the company, they become indispensable. Others come in bringing innovation and new vision, then leave to pursue new opportunities elsewhere.

It's important to keep cyber safety in mind throughout the life cycle of an employee.

A new employee, just like the right New Year's resolution, can bring the revitalization and prosperity your business needs. Taking precautions simply ensures that your business remains safe and healthy.


Comments

Posted by Mario on January 4, 2017
good
Posted by Lee on January 11, 2017
Great article. As businesses become more and more reliant on technology so too does their reliance on the employees to 'do the right thing'. It's not enough these days to simply assume they will know the do's and don'ts of IT compliance. A detailed set of procedures and user control (security) is at the very least required.
A good training regime as well as a thorough understanding of the ramifications of non-compliance should also be a baseline requirement.
I have worked for many IT companies and some of the procedures I have seen are shocking to say the least.
Again thanks for the article, it was a very well laid out interesting read.

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