Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Training: Are Employees Your Biggest Threat?


February 3, 2020


What You Should Expect from Your Cybersecurity Awareness Training, and Why Your Company Needs It Now

Somewhere in the world, a major cyberattack is happening every 39 seconds, according to Security Magazine. And with employees bombarded with increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks in their emails, is it any wonder that more than 90 percent of successful hacks happen because of human error? If your company hasn’t made cybersecurity awareness training a part of your culture, the time to do it is now. But what should a program include? Let’s break it down.

What is Cybersecurity Awareness Training?

Cybersecurity awareness training for employees is an organized training program designed to teach your employees how to keep data safe from hackers. Do you have a Cybersecurity Awareness Training plan?

Typical topics will cover:

Email Safety

Employees learn how to spot spoofing, social engineering, malware, and phishing attempts. They will be given simulations to see if they can properly identify and respond to email scams and hacking attempts. Your team will learn how to tell suspicious URLs from good ones, how to verify a senders address and identity and how to protect confidential or proprietary information.

Safe Online Behaviors

From securing devices to the risks of installing unapproved software, your cybersecurity awareness training will cover unintentionally risky behaviors your employees do that could lead to a breach. From clicking on the wrong links, to accepting cookies and tracking software, employees will learn how to stay safe when they’re surfing the web.

Social Media Compliance

What can you say and not say about the company you work for on social media? What social media sites are engines for thieves and disinformation? How can you avoid sharing personal information on social media that can give theives clues to your passwords?

Password Hygiene

As part of any cybersecurity awareness training, employees need to learn about how dangerous certain behaviors are, like password sharing, weak password changes and reusng passwords for multiple applications. Most trainings will also explain two-factor authentication, and why a double login is necessary.

What are the latest tools thieves are using to launch cyber attacks? Your entire team needs to understand just how sophisticated cyberattacks have become so they can learn to avoid them. Cybersecurity awareness training will cover threats, both new and existing, as well as the tools and best practices to identify and prevent potential breaches.

How to Implement Cybersecurity Awareness Training at Your Organization

How does a company many cybersecurity awareness training become part of your corporate culture? It starts with ease of access. While Integris can arrange for mandatory training classes for your staff to establish baseline knowledge, education needs to be an ongoing affair. Through our security software partners, we are able to offer online training that’s mandatory for new hires, and regular training for every employee to complete. The automated classes have built in quizzes to ensure employees have comprehended the message, and reporting systems to show who hasn’t completed the training. The system makes education automatic and easy to implement, no matter what the size of your organization. And best of all, it’s a great way to monitor remote worker’s productivity.

Integris and You: Better Together

Integris doesn’t believe in skimping on coverage for our clients. Unlike most MSPs that offer bare-bones services, we have plans as vast as the national parks they are named after. To us, anything else is underserving. We give you have the guidance and supplies you need, like a park ranger helping you through the forests and mountains of your IT issues and needs.

Integris is your preferred managed services provider, offering a wide variety of Cybersecurity services and planning tools designed to fit any need or budget. Let us provide cybersecurity awareness training for your team as part of your total security strategy.

In addition to cybersecurity awareness training, Integris offers:

  • Firewall
  • Next Generation Endpoint protection
  • Business Continuity Solutions (Backup/Disaster Recovery)
  • SPAM Filtering
  • 24/7 Network/ Server/ Workstation Monitoring
  • Patch Management
  • Network Documentation
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Phishing Simulations

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and see how Integris can help your business stay protected in a world of ever-evolving cybercrime.

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