For employees, knowledge of their organization’s data security policies is vital. However, employees are often trained on these procedures when hired but then never given subsequent training. Another issue is when employees are hired mid-way through the year and are never trained.
An Information Security Tracker study showed that:
Semi-Annual Staff Training
Only 27% of large businesses and 10% of small businesses train their staff twice a year
Annual Staff Training
Only 41% of large businesses and 13% of small businesses train on an annual basis
As-Needed Staff Training
22% of large businesses and 42% of small businesses opt to only train on an as-needed basis
One-Time Staff Training
8% of both large and small businesses provide training only once during the average staff member’s employment
One step that can help an organization ensure that these policies are communicated to staff is to appoint an employee to be directly responsible for managing data security issues. 96 percent of large businesses appoint a Data Security Manager, while just over half of small businesses, 54 percent, have designated an employee to fill this position.
At All Points Mobile Shredding and All Points Medical Waste, we offer online compliance training. Whether your company is big or small, compliance training is still the law. We provide you with online training courses in an easy to use and manage training center. Training sessions can be conducted individually or as a group. The office manager or security officer can assigning training, view all employees training status and issue certificates of completion, send reminders and much, more more – all on-line in a an easy to use program!
- According to regulators and NAID, organizations that properly train employees handling sensitive document how to properly protect sensitive data and will not be held fully responsible under HIPAA if an employee acts counter to that training.
- Training makes it far less likely that your business, clients, or employees will be put at risk.
- There is a record of compliance, making your organization better protected from unauthorized access to sensitive information.
For more information on training or for a quote, please contact us by phone or complete the contact us form.