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Podcast 2: Cyber Security for the Workplace

Welcome to our new podcast 'NCI Techcast' where we discuss the latest IT news and views that all small to medium businesses need to know!

Hosted by NCI Technologies' marketing and tech gurus, Joanna Williams and James Scott. Tune in for a discussion on all things business and tech with a side order of humour and informality. We're trying our best to make IT exciting and a bit less blah!

Our second podcast focuses on good cyber security practises at work. Click below to tune in to hear more and if you really love us give us a follow on Spotify!

In this episode your will find

0.01 - Welcome to NCI Techcast

0.40 - Can any of the advice in last month's podcast be transferred to the workplace?

1.10 - What threats to cyber security can we face in the workplace?

1.37 - What safe precautions can employers put in place to protect an organisation from cybercrime?

2.24 - What safe habits as employees can we put into practice at work to help prevent cybercrime?

3.12 Can employees themselves pose a risk to IT security in the work place?

4.15 - Do you have to be more cautious if you have remote workers or are one yourself?

4.50 - What would be your final additional top tips for cyber security in the workplace be?

6.05 - Thanks for joining the NCI Techcast

A short transcript of the show is just a brief scroll down the page.

 

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Podcast Transcript

Joanna: Welcome to the NCI Techcast. The business IT podcast from NCI Technologies. Today’s podcast will be focusing on Cyber Security at work and NCI Technologies’ resident IT Executive and tech guru will be offering his views and advice on today’s topic.

Joanna: Hi James and welcome to the NCI Techcast, thanks for joining me today.

James: Thanks Joanna, I'm glad to join you again.

Joanna: So last episode we discussed how good cyber security habits at home can support good practice in the workplace. Is any of this previous advice directly transferable to the workplace?

James: Good habits are good! If you look after your digital self at home then this directly translates to good habits at work. These good habits are part of any business’ security defences and possibly are the most valuable.

Joanna: What threats to cyber security can we face in the workplace?

James: At the moment the big threats are from phishing and social engineering. Both of these threats are very centered on the staff within an organisation.

Joanna: What safe precautions can employers put in place to protect an organisation from cybercrime?

James: First make the workplace an open environment where staff feel able to talk about these threats. Once your staff start talking about security it will raise the profile of cybercrime in the minds of everyone.

Joanna: What safe habits as employees can we put into practice at work to help prevent cybercrime?

James: The best things that we can do are the common sense things like don’t click links or open files from someone that we are not expecting them from. If you get a suspect email do not send it to someone else to look at and risk spreading it around talk to your IT person on site or call NCI Technologies.

Joanna: Can employees themselves pose a risk to IT security in the work place?

James: Employees are both the biggest asset and weaknesses to a company's IT security. This is where IT security training can come into its own.

Joanna: Do you have to be more cautious if you have remote workers or are one yourself?

James: Remote workers are not any more at risk, but we should be mindful that they don’t have access to the rest of the team in the same way as someone in the office would so we need to make sure to include them in security conversations.

Joanna: What would be your final additional top tips for cyber security in the work place be?

James: Monday morning and Friday afternoon are when attacks are most likely to happen due to employee distractions like wanting to leave for the weekend. We just need to make sure to be aware of this.                           

Joanna: A big thank you to James for his input and views today and a thanks to our listeners for joining us for our podcast. If you have any feedback or any topic suggestions email us at info@ncitech.co.uk. Don’t forget to tune in to our next edition of the NCI Techcast where we will be discussing all things business IT. Until then Techcast fans!

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