91% of successful data breaches start with a spear phishing attack.
Does your staff know what to look out for?
That’s Where Cyber Security Awareness Training Comes In
We understand that the human element is critical in safeguarding your organization against cyber threats. Our Security Awareness Training Services are designed to educate and empower your employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize, prevent, and respond to cybersecurity incidents effectively. With tailored programs and interactive modules, we equip your workforce with the tools they need to become your organization’s first line of defense.
Why this is so important…
1. Everyone is a target, no matter how small or large your organization is
2. Malicious files / wares are not selective
3. Zombies don’t sleep
4. Backdoors are always available
5. Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a constant harassment
81% of hacking-related breaches used either stolen or weak passwords.
As much as an organization can put in firewalls, continuous monitoring services, anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-ransomware in their infrastructure, unfortunately, humans (i.e. your people) are the weakest link. If an employee has not been effectively training on cyber security awareness, they can inadvertently compromise their organization’s security through unconsciousness, mistakes, or negligence.
What can you do to minimize the threat?
Create a cyber security awareness training program that works for your organization.
1. Employee Awareness Programs
Our employee awareness programs cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Social Engineering
- Vishing and Scams
- Data Protection, Security, and Privacy
- Safe internet browsing habits
- Good Password Hygiene
- And more
2. Security Policy Training
We help your employees understand and adhere to your organization’s security policies and procedures, ensuring compliance and consistency across all departments.
3. Incident Response Training
Preparation is key to effective incident response. Using tabletop exercises, our training equips your staff with the knowledge and protocols necessary to identify, report, and mitigate cybersecurity incidents promptly.
4. Training for Roles and Responsibilities
Different roles within your organization have unique cybersecurity responsibilities. Our training programs are tailored to specific job functions, ensuring that each employee understands their role in maintaining a secure environment. Examples include:
- IT Administrators: Training on network security, system hardening, and vulnerability management.
- HR Personnel: Training on handling sensitive employee data, recognizing social engineering attempts, and ensuring compliance with privacy regulations.
- Finance Department: Training on identifying and preventing financial fraud, secure payment processing, and adherence to financial compliance standards.
5. Executive and Management Support
Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, including executives and management. Our specialized programs cater to leadership roles, providing strategic consulting and management to enhance your cybersecurity posture and organizational resilience.
Key features of our Security Awareness Training services:
- Engaging Content: Tailored training content based on your organization's specific industry, compliance requirements, and unique security challenges.
- User-Friendly Platform: Accessible through a user-friendly platform that allows employees to complete training at their own pace, minimizing disruption to daily operations.
- Simulated Phishing Exercises: Practical simulations to test employees' ability to identify and avoid phishing attempts, providing valuable real-world experience.
- Tracking and Reporting: Robust tracking and reporting capabilities to monitor employees' progress, identify areas of improvement, and demonstrate compliance with security training requirements.
- Continuous Updates: Regularly updated content to keep pace with evolving cyber threats and ensure that employees are equipped with the latest knowledge.
The best training combines any customization for an organization, like Role-based Training and an Incident Response Plan, along with engaging and accessible training that is current. The cyber attackers are constantly trying to find new ways in. You want a phishing and cyber security awareness training that is keeping right up with them.
We offer several options to meet your security awareness training needs.
- Self-paced online security awareness courses for everyone in your organization. We partner with both KnowBe4 and Hook Security to offer training that is current, engaging, and meets compliance requirements.
- Simulated phishing campaigns to see how your training, education, and awareness measures up – in a non-threatening manner.
- Live, instructor-led training customized for you, whether it’s to address breaches your organization has experienced in the past, to meet your specific processes, or to meet regulatory or other requirements.
Benefits of Security Awareness Training
Investing in our Security Awareness Training services not only strengthens your organization’s cybersecurity posture, but also fosters a culture of security awareness among your workforce. By arming employees with the right information, you significantly reduce the risk of security breaches and enhance the overall resilience of your organization against cyber threats.
- Reduced risk of security breaches and data loss
- Increased employee vigilance and confidence in handling cyber threats
- Enhanced compliance with industry regulations and standards
- Protection of your brand reputation and customer trust
- Understanding and practice of incidence response
Security Awareness Training is also a requirement for CMMC compliance, although we believe security awareness training is more than just checking a compliance box.
93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster; 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately.
Protect your business from the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity – empower your employees with the knowledge they need to be the first line of defense against cyber threats.
Contact Duffy Compliance today. We can help as a Fractional Compliance Officer, CUI compliance, Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) Consulting, and more. We have several decades of cybersecurity and compliance experience in Maryland, the Greater Washington DC area, and beyond.