After about 30 years of companies being connected to networks and the internet and about that long dealing with cybersecurity threats, one thing is absolutely certain: the best way to secure your network and keep your data safe is with aware employees.
Topics: awareness training
Cybersecurity awareness is more than simply knowing about cyber threats. It’s a series of trainings, policies, and actions that lead to a higher level of security in your business or organisation.
Security awareness training is vital for businesses of all sizes.
Many businesses rely on software and policies to keep their data secure, but that’s not enough. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of hacking related breaches used weak or stolen passwords.
It’s simple: Employees are the biggest gap in your security wall. No matter how great your software is, it only takes one person to click the wrong link, and you have a massive security breach that costs an average of $100,000 to recover from.
A security awareness training program is key to helping employees understand how to avoid problems and how not to be the person who puts the entire network at risk.
Here are 4 important facts that you need know before you start your security awareness training program.
Security awareness training is part of life in the connected world of the 21st century. Integrating security awareness training with your company’s policies and culture is the only way to make sure it works well for your needs.
Cybersecurity Ventures, a world leading researcher, leading online publication on the global cyber economy and cybersecurity information source recently featured AwareGO in an article titled "60-Second Videos Prove Effective for Training Employees On Security Awareness".
Topics: security awareness
You hear about it all the time, from your tech people to the evening news. Ransomware seems to be everywhere and it seems like there’s a new and nastier version every day.
The truth is that ransomware is very popular with criminals and it can be very difficult to beat once you’re infected.
It is possible to prevent ransomware from getting onto your network in the first place and perhaps reset your system if you do get infected.
Security Awareness training is essential for companies but can be a daunting task.
Recently the new General data protection regulation (GDPR) took effect in Europe. Compliance is necessary for all companies and this new regulation makes it mandatory for many companies to assign a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO) to handle their data security affairs.
There are a lot of things to consider with regards to GDPR, security awareness training for your employees being one of the most crucial things. That's where we can help.
It is crucial that all your people are aware of the cyber security threats out there.
To give you an idea of what kinds of things your organisation is dealing with, here is my Top 10 list of Security Awareness Topics - the kinds of things everyone in your organisation needs to be aware of today!
You are responsible for security awareness training, but you are not a teacher. Am I right?
So why are you responsible for training, when it is your responsibility to protect the company's data?
Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity.