SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING
91% of successful data breaches start with a spear phishing attack. Does your staff know what to look out for?
That’s Where Security Awareness Training Comes In
It is the most effective method to educate your employees about the dangers from cyber attacks as well as what to look for, how to spot phishing attacks, and what to do if they’ve been compromised.
This is why this is so important…
1. Everyone is a target
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 security awareness, they can inadvertently compromise their organization’s security through unconsciousness, mistakes, or negligence.
So what can you do to minimize the threat?
Train for more than just threats.
- Train on Roles and Responsibilities
- Train often
- Develop security awareness
Create a security awareness training program that works for your organization.
- Recognizing Ransomware and Phishing attempts
- USB Drives
- Artificial Intelligence Drive Agent (Social Engineering attacks)
- Voice phishing
- Compliance requirements
- Training for Roles and Responsibilities
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 security awareness training that is keeping right up with them.
Take the Phishing Test
This link will take you to one of our trusted partners, Hook Security, where you can take an interactive phishing test to see how well you can spot a phishing email. You’ll be presented with 10 different emails, and you have to determine which is real, and which is a fake phishing email.
You will not have to submit any information (other than your first name) in order to take the test. Asking for your first name simply allows the system to personalize your experience.
If you’re ready to implement or update your security awareness training, don’t hesitate to be in touch. We offer live training as well as virtual module training, and we help you create an Incident Response Plan along with training on Roles and Responsibilities.
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. (Source: National Archives & Records Administration)