Previous Article Next Article Confidential company information is leaking out of organisations because ofa lack of staff training, according to a report. Almost half of employees have never received any formal security awarenesstraining, while a third of organisations do not require staff to read securitypolicy statements. The report, by PentaSafe, also reveals that a quarter of the 13,048employees surveyed have not read their company’s security policy over the pasttwo years and in many cases the document was not readily available. David Blackman, marketing director at PentaSafe, which carried out thesurvey, said employers need to invest more in training staff on securitymatters. “There is a huge lack of security awareness and it comes from a lack ofeducation and training,” he said. “Companies will train staff how tosell, but they are selling themselves short with a lack of security training. “HR and IT need to talk to each other. Security training should becentral to every employee induction. Policies should be communicated soemployees are aware of the procedures. There should be an online system sostaff can report breaches of security via a secure and private network.” The survey shows that seven out of 10 firms admit that they have not trackedthose staff who haven’t signed the company’s security policy. Nine out of 10 employees would open a dangerous e-mail attachment withoutrealising. Comments are closed. Lack of training leads to serious security lapsesOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.