More than half of employees want cyber security training

According to a survey by cyber security company Sophos, 59 percent of Hungarian employees need cyber security rules in the workplace.

However, only 45% of employees said they knew and respected them. Only 1 percent admitted to not following safety guidelines when they don’t have time to do so.

Polish workers are the most skeptical about security solutions: 7 percent doubt the need for security rules. This proportion is 6 percent for the Czechs and only 5 percent for the Hungarians.

Do you need more security rules than large companies?

The need for cyber security standards and regulations was mostly indicated by employees of large companies (employing more than 250 people). Nearly 57% see restricted access or two-factor authorization as necessary. In small companies with up to 50 employees, only 43% of respondents saw the need for cyber security regulation. Employees in large corporations were also more likely to say they know why they follow and follow security policies (46% vs. 41%). Interestingly, employees of smaller companies were more likely to indicate that additional security rules would not affect their work. They are less likely to be ignored when in a hurry than their corporate counterparts. (8% vs. 12% for large companies).

“The survey shows that Hungarian companies still have a lot to do in terms of employee training, especially in the SME sector. 8% of employees are unaware of the purpose of security policy. To comply with the rules, they must first know why this is an important element of protection. In addition to introducing cyber security regulations, it is key to show employees how their day-to-day behavior affects security. ”

– emphasizes Gábor Szappanos, cyber security expert at Sophos.Employees do not complain about the restrictions

Only 7% of respondents find it difficult to sign in or restrict access. 93% of employees do not see the negative impact of security barriers on their work.

A minority of Poles complained that security and login requirements make their job more difficult (4%), while nearly 20 per cent of Czechs said so.

“Additional safety regulations and zero-confidence rules may seem an obstacle for employees and raise concerns among employers that staff are avoiding them. However, it turned out that this belief is not true: the vast majority of employees do not feel uncomfortable with the access control system or two-factor login. This is another argument in favor of such solutions being widely used in companies. ”

– notes Gábor Szappanos.

What to do with a suspicious email?

One in eight Hungarian employees does not know what to do if they notice a suspicious email, event or program. This ratio is exactly the same as in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Eighty-seven percent of Hungarian employees would report a dangerous incident to a suitable person, and five percent would simply not deal with it.

Employees in larger companies (72%) are significantly more likely to report an incident than small and medium-sized companies (50% and 57%, respectively). On the other hand, employees in small companies (40%) would be significantly more likely not to deal with email than employees in medium-sized (30%) and large companies (23%).

“In large companies, employees have access to IT professionals to consult on their concerns. Thus, they are less likely to act on their own and are more likely to report incidents. In smaller companies, employees themselves respond to threats such as malicious email. Workers in the SME sector need to be made aware of the dangers and take appropriate action. However, it is also important to have the help of external experts to secure the network and respond to suspicious events. ”

– emphasizes Gábor Szappanos.

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