5 Employee Types You Should Recognize to Enhance Your IT Security Policies

5 Employee Types You Should Recognize to Enhance Your IT Security Policies

All too often, businesses try to use information technology (IT) security policy to bend employees’ behaviors into easily-manageable uniformity. The thinking goes this way: Eliminate individual-use cases and implement one-size-fits-all best-practices security — and you’l eliminate vulnerabilities. The fact of the matter is, however, that each employee shows up with his or her own knowledge, preferences and habits. Your security policy should recognize those differences, enabling your staff to work as efficiently as possible, while providing a convenient way to remain secure.

How do you accomplish this? Rather than create a policy to mold all of your employees one way, recognize the outliers, the boundary pushers, the late and early adopters, and build-out an IT security policy that accounts for those differences.

Chances are, if you look around your office, you’ll see at least one of each of these boundary pushers. While your security procedures will cover all employees and involve education, training and tools, here are ways you can shape policy to ensure that the following “types” thrive — and your data and your business remain secure.

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