The most efficient way to educate your employees on how to fortify the human element of your company's security is through cybersecurity awareness training. For remote workers in particular, phishing, social engineering, compromised passwords and weak network security can expose your business to attackers.
Cybersecurity training is typically done on demand, as an online course, so that it can be completed at the learner's own pace, taken anywhere, and repeated as often as necessary. Since nobody learns when they're bored, training that engages the learner is key to actually changing user behavior.
To keep employees fresh on how to protect themselves online, and make them aware of new, emerging threats and attack techniques, it's recommended that training be completed at least once a year. Many business compliance or insurance requirements also mandate annual training.
Increased security is the obvious reason why all businesses, big or small, should have employees of all levels learn the importance of protecting themselves and your company from "human exploits" and cyber attacks.
Many compliance regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, GDPR and CCPA, and even some insurance requirements, require cybersecurity training for all employees.
Phishing is the number one security threat to businesses. It is vital to test users frequently through phishing simulations to ensure that they are retaining what they learned, and refresh their knowledge if needed, instead of falling for an actual, costly phishing attack.
Training your employees and yourself on cybersecurity-related safety and best practices will create a sense of empowerment, not only in the office, but remotely. You can rest assured that your workforce will be confident in the decisions they make when creating new passwords, filtering through suspicious emails or browsing the internet.
Cybersecurity awareness training will immediately increase your employees' awareness levels and give them the practical skills needed to better protect your business from the dangers of data breaches, network attacks and ransomware threats.
Instead of overwhelming your users with every topic imaginable, present them with a simple but comprehensive approach covering the topics of greatest concern to businesses.
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