Intranet Security: Internal Threats
Internal users can threaten the security of your intranet data, often unintentionally. Employees can jeopardize the reputation and confidentiality of an organization by sharing information with inappropriate people or simply by underestimating the safety of particular websites, ultimately putting your digital workplace at risk.
To avoid human error, organizations should consider the following to ensure a more secure digital workplace:
People tend to choose simple passwords like birthdays or the name of pets. Sometimes, they’ll even write them down and store them close to their computers. To decrease the chance of malicious actions, you should encourage employees to use stronger passwords. Some organizations do this by defining a character requirement for login passwords and require a password reset every few months.
The right intranet platform should allow you to determine permissions for different files and pages ensuring that the right people have access to the right information. Additionally, identifying and using targeted information will benefit your internal communication strategy and can reduce the chance of someone stumbling upon documents they shouldn’t have access to.
At the core of any digital workplace are remote workers. When using public access points to connect, employees increase the likelihood of virus intrusion or hacking. Businesses should raise awareness of the different threats and insist on an up-to-date anti-virus program for all employee devices. Furthermore, businesses should also consider external access to technologies like SSL, VPN, and firewall software. If your intranet is hosted by a Cloud provider, be sure to address all security concerns in advance.
We are confident that now you are in the right direction towards a better and more secure digital workplace.