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My InfoTech Journal: Decoding the Networking Enigma: OSI vs. TCP/IP Reference Models

My InfoTech Journal: Decoding the Networking Enigma: OSI vs. TCP/IP Reference Models The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Reference Model and the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) Reference Model: The OSI Reference Model and the TCP/IP Reference Model are both conceptual frameworks used to understand and standardize how different networking protocols and technologies interact. Here are some areas of comparison: 1. Number of Layers: OSI Model : It consists of seven layers: Physical, Data Link, Network, Transport, Session, Presentation, and  TCP/IP Model : It has four layers: Network Interface, Internet, Transport, and Application. 2. L ayer Functionality: OSI Model : Tends to be more comprehensive and abstract, defining each layer's functions independently. TCP/IP Model : Reflects the actual implementation of the Internet and focuses on how protocols are used in practice. 3. Adoption / Use: OSI Model : Less commonly used in practice, but it is still valuab

How to Improve Employees’ CyberSecurity Awareness (From Weakest Link to Fist Line of Defence)

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How to Improve Employees’ CyberSecurity Awareness

(From Weakest Link to Fist Line of Defence)




Your Employees may be the weakest link in the CyberSecurity chain, 
 BUT, You can train them to be part of your first line of defence. 



Improving Employees’ CyrberSecurity know-how will depend greatly on your company’s CyberSecurity Awareness Program. This must be aimed to strengthen your first line of defence.

  • There must be a CyberSecurity Awareness Program to ensure everyone is aligned with the company’s principles, policies and procedures.
  • The CyberSecurity Awareness Program should promote everyone’s inclusion and a culture that CyberSecurity is everyone’s responsibility.
  • The CyberSecurity Awareness Courses will also help everyone in the company to be in the same page against malicious attacks.
  • The CyrberSecurity Training should be regularly deployed to the Employees.
  • The CyberSecurity courses should be  designed to include training Employees on the different human-based attacks, how to identify these types of attacks, and how to report incidents of an attack.
  • These training materials should be easily accessible and readily available when needed.
  • Tracking should be implemented to ensure individual training compliance.
  • Well-trained Employees will know how to detect, respond, and report when something does not seem right… enabling them part of your first line of defence.


Disclaimer 

This article is a result of my personal research and is not a substitute for legal advise. 

Please consult your Legal Team, Ethics & Compliance, or Regulatory Team for the interpretation of  specific CyberSecurity requirements.





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