A study has suggested rewards should be provided for staff that manage to avoid online scams and ransomware. “Instead of employing fear tactics to scare employees off weak passwords and phishing schemes, employers should consider rewarding or acknowledging individuals who embrace good cyber strategies,” OpenVPN recommends. “When smart online habits become second nature, both employers and employees can better prevent hackers from taking advantage of otherwise stagnant security environments.
Tim Helming, Director Of Product Management at DomainTools:
“This is a promising approach to protecting a business from the woes of cybercrime. While nobody would suggest that rewards for cyber diligence alone are enough to protect a business, the weak links in a business will always be the best point of entry for malicious actors. If used in combination with stringent cybersecurity training, appropriate use of products and utilization of the available talent, this could be an excellent way to bring cybersecurity to the forefront of the entire business, as opposed to those directly involved in an incident or breach.”