Although many companies believe the biggest cybersecurity threat is external, internal employees and can pose just as big of a threat. In fact, because they have such open access to the company’s most important data, they can actually pose a much bigger threat.
There are three main types of employees whose actions can lead to a data breach:
- Malicious Intent: Some attacks and breaches are the results of employees with a grudge or a different agenda. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to spot these types of employees, current or former, due to their inside knowledge of the security system.
- Human Error: The actions of innocent employees can cause as much damage as malicious hackers. These actions can include things like losing cell phones, misplacing important information, or giving out information to the wrong person. These actions are unintentional, but can have monumental consequences for the organization.
- Carelessness: If an employee is lacking the proper technical knowledge, it can be easy for her or him to ignore security warnings or not take action quickly enough. In doing this, a breach can happen that could have easily been prevented had the employee been trained on what action should be taken
If an attack is caused by accident or negligence, your company should take this as a warning sign that your cybersecurity training is not as good as it should be. Our corporate team building programs help employees understand not only how to avoid making the mistake of falling for a scam, but also what to look for and exactly how to prevent those mistakes from happening.
Likewise, whenever employees leave your company, for any reason, it’s important to have protocols in place to lock them out of all computer systems. That could entail shutting down their company email or changing passwords they were privy to. You wouldn’t send a former employee out the door with a key to the safe, nor should you leave the digital doors open to a potentially disgruntled ex-employee.
How to embrace team collaboration? For an organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, it is important to foster a work environment that supports collaboration amongst colleagues. Unfortunately for most organizations, this does not occur naturally, and thus you must make an effort and take steps to help build and sustain a cooperative work environment.
TeamBonding is re-defining the world of company culture. We know that the key to company growth and positive company culture is to invest in your team through team building. In our 25+ years of experience, it’s not surprising that it’s in our nature, which is ultimately what has defined our success. The Founder, David Goldstein has been actively building his team for years, so it’s no secret he’s got the best team! Not only does David plan activities for his team to enjoy, but he also began a whole engagement committee to toss around ideas for his team to do… and the sky is the limit.
A Company Culture One of the most important aspects of any successful organization is to have a clearly defined company culture. Office culture can influence and be influenced by many things including the type of communication within an organization, the types of events you hold for your employees, and the standards you hold your employees, too.
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to sound rational. (more…)
Team building: It is a very common term that is often discussed in many organizations today as a means of trying to get employees to accomplish common goals. Although the term itself may have developed a more negative meaning over recent years, Forbes Magazine says, “Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.” In order for this to happen, you have to be innovative when coming up with team building activities. Try to think past the often used group picnic idea, and implement team building practices that will allow employees and coworkers to use their strengths to bring better, long-term value to your business as a whole.
In this series of articles, we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of what sort of people we are. In this installment, we talk with Matt, our Warehouse Manager, who makes all the magic happen by packing and shipping the materials needed for every event! We discuss what he does in his free time, favorite foods, and bucket list!
Giving back to our communities makes you feel good, assists in making you more socially aware and helps you bond with your colleagues as you team up to help those in need. Charity is beneficial for both humanity and business for many reasons. When you participate in Corporate Social Responsibility team building activities, you get the best of both worlds.
Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared for the futures of their companies, and are cutting corners at every possible turn. No one is very eager to spend money on team building.
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