Security Awareness Training
It is a well known fact that the weakest link in cyber security is human behavior. Breaches can occur because a person is just unaware of the threat or do not understand its implications or they are subject to threat actors exploiting them typically through the use of social engineering or phishing campaigns. Protecting the human is an important part of any organization’s cyber security strategy.
Some of the training topics include:
- HIPAA Compliance
- PCI Compliance
- GLBA Training
- Mobile Device Security
- Ransomware Training
- Security Awareness for Executives
Confident Staff. As technology use has exploded, a majority of employees have been left to fend largely for themselves in a wilderness of new software, social media, e-mail platforms, and more. That leads to a general feeling of uncertainty around technology in general and data security specifically. By holding official Security Awareness Training, your team can feel confident using the technology they need to. They’ll know what to do and what not to do to help protect the business.
Better Culture. Being informed creates a better workplace culture. By establishing data security as a priority, employees can help keep each other accountable for best practices and support each other in safe technology use. Instead of a pall hanging over their heads as they navigate e-mail and the internet, there will be a sense of ownership and confidence in handling their business. Cultivating that kind of culture will pay off in a handful of ways – higher satisfaction, higher retention, and more.
Save Money. Combining a confident team with a data security-conducive culture will save your company money. Data breaches can be expensive and having a team that’s prepared to prevent them is key to saving your business from the ruinous costs associated with them. Think of security awareness training as an investment. Any cost incurred from holding training will prevent greater cost down the line.
Save Time. Similar to the cost saved, you’ll also save time by implementing training on security awareness. One of the hidden costs of data breaches is the time lost trying to fix it and recover. More than a financial loss alone, your business is at risk to be derailed as you scramble to control the damage. By ensuring that your team is acting vigilantly against cyber threats, you’re lessening the chance that you’ll have to face a data breach.
Better Security. Of course, the biggest benefit to holding a training session on security awareness is better security. Knowing your employees are prepared and acting with a focus on data security gives you unmatched peace of mind and a confidence that your business is doing everything possible to prevent data breaches. All employees need training on all aspects of their jobs. Data security can’t be neglected. Being proactive in making your team aware of security is one of the best things you can do to protect your business.
Regulations. Your industry and legal compliance requirements may dictate a certain level of security training.