This is the first post in a series about Community. We talk a lot in our blogs about being a part of the greater Kansas City community and that is just the tip of the iceberg. You have a community called a business and it’s a critical part of keeping your data and technology safe and running smoothly.

Let’s take a deeper look and begin with one definition.


A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.


Since many of us spend more time working than with our loved ones, we can look at this definition and swap living for working. Coworkers often work at the same place and definitely share the characteristics of the same employer. Voila! A community!

Intentionally or not, the community within your company has a vibe that most employees share. When you hire new folks, it’s important they fit into a certain extent and feel like they belong. That sense of belonging feels good because when we belong, we know that others respect and value us and our contributions.

Does the vibe within your company reflect your desire for safe data and smooth IT operations?

This probably won’t make the vision statement but maybe it should. We rely on technology a LOT and we aren’t always diligent about doing our part to make sure we keep the systems safe. The fact is when employees throughout the organization make cybersecurity a priority, the safer the whole system becomes.

The opposite is also true.

Think about elementary school. When someone made fun of the first kid to wear winter boots at recess, no one else wanted to be that kid. Socks and shoes were ruined for weeks. Teachers and parents pulled their hair out trying to get their kids to wear the dang boots! Maybe there wasn’t a jerky kid, but no one wanted to be ‘the first one’ to wear their winter boots at school and risk utter humiliation. The threat of that alone is enough to result in ruined socks and shoes.

Stupid peer pressure <kicks dirt>

It wasn’t enough that the teachers and parents were ‘encouraging’ the boots. Adults had to wear them, as did the young hip student-teacher, and older kids on the bus. When the community as a whole walked the walk, the dreaded boots became part of a regular day.

If you’ve felt like that frustrated parent as you’ve encouraged better cybersecurity habits among your team, BestMacs can help. We have a variety of training options so your team understands why data safety and secure technology are critical to your company’s success while providing the tools they need to spot sketchy activity. We can even create practice drills so people can sharpen their skills and get better at recognizing risk.

You need a young hip student-teacher? BestMacs has that covered too! We can monitor your systems and model the precautions we teach. It’s easy for us to begin conversations about cybersecurity and lead the discussion without ‘the parents’ being around. Open and honest communication is key to long-term data safety.

Your employees are your first and best line of defense when it comes to keeping your data, client data, and hardware safe. Create a community that’s aware and has solid cybersecurity practices and you’ll set your business up for sustainable success.

Are you ready to create a cybersecurity-minded vibe within your company? Set up a free consultation today and we’ll figure out the best options for your needs and budget.

Questions? Feel free to shoot an email to and we’ll be happy to answer!