The Importance Of Security Awareness Training

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The Importance Of Security Awareness Training

We know that Security Awareness Training might not be the top of your list of importance, but there’s a lot of reasons why it should be.

When we think about data breaches or cyber attacks we tend to presume that the threats are external. But the biggest threat could actually come from within your business.  Inside ‘attacks’ can be some of the most dangerous especially when we’re talking about a disgruntled employee. However often it’s the uneducated employee that exposes the business to a data breach or cyber attack.

Data Breaches 

We hear on the news about a lot of high-profile data breaches, but we don’t get to know about the smaller businesses that are often seen as easy targets and whose businesses really suffer when there’s a data breach or cyber attack.

A quick look down the list of recent data breaches on this BBC website shows that a lot of the breaches were down to simple user errors and no doubt lack of security awareness training. 

Since the implementation of GDPR on the 25th May 2018 whenever there is a data breach organisations need to be able to demonstrate what training has been given to prevent it happening again.

Cyber Attacks 

Not only are businesses falling foul to data breaches but they are also vulnerable when it comes to cyber attacks because they often have the attitude of  “it won’t happen to us”.  But it does.

Human Error & Behaviour 

As much as we’d like to put the blame on data breaches and cyber attacks being down to cyber criminals, in fact human error or behaviour is the main culprit. New research from BAE Systems has revealed that human error is still a major vulnerability.

What Is Security Awareness Training?  

Security Awareness Training is a programme to educate employees about cyber security and how to avoid falling foul to a cyber attack or data breach. Our online programme lets your employees work through at their own pace. It includes engaging training videos, employees security testing, security tips and remiders and we can provide you with administrator training reports.

It’s important that your Employees understand how to protect sensitive company data.

Our online training covers an array of topics to help your employees understand about the threats, how to identify them and what to do if they discover one.

  • Internal and External Threats
  • Phishing Scams
    • In-depth review
    • Video on spotting scams
    • Interactive quiz – Can you spot a phish?
  • Phone Scams
  • Passwords
  • Wi-Fi Dangers
  • Physical Protection – Devices
  • BYOD – Dangers
  • Many More Topics

Employee Security Awareness Training leads to fewer PC rebuilds, reduced IT expenses and less employee downtime.

To find out more about our Security Awareness Training, just give us a shout!

By |2019-03-22T12:31:07+00:00March 22nd, 2019|News|