Cyber Awareness Programme

Elevate your team’s security skills with customised cyber awareness training and ongoing phishing simulations.

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Make Cyber Security Second Nature With Our Cyber Awareness Training

Empower your team to be your first line of defence from cyber risks.

Our Cyber-Awareness Programme is here to help:

As your Cyber Security Partner, we train your team to become a proactive part of achieving your Cyber Security goals. Our tailored programmes empower your staff to take a security-first approach to everything they do. 

Are you left wanting more after conducting phishing simulation exercises? Say no more!

Our Cyber Awareness Programme is here to take things up a gear.

Ready to achieve your security goals? We’re at your service.

Whether you are a CISO, an IT Director or a business owner, Equilibrium has the expertise to help you shape and deliver your security strategy.

Create a Human Firewall with our Cyber Security Awareness Training

Continuous learning

Our Cyber Awareness training for employees provides actionable guidance and engaging training materials, which help put cyber-threats in context.

Test Your Employees

Test how susceptible your employees are to phishing emails and cyber-risks with our multi-staged attack simulations, part of our comprehensive workplace Cyber Security training.

Cyber Security culture change

Help your employees understand how and why they are a target and promote a security-driven mindset which improves over time.

Long-term progress reporting

Gain insight into employee learning analysis and development over the course of the security awareness programme.

 

Our Programme Goes Beyond Standard Phishing Simulation Campaigns

Stage 1: Phishing Simulations

Through targeted phishing simulations that mimic real-world scenarios – think emails that appear to be from your HR or IT department – you can test your team’s alertness without pointing fingers. Instead, it’s an invaluable learning opportunity. 

Equilibrium’s baseline phishing assessment measures your company’s current ability to spot scams and fake emails. It’s our starting point to see how much improvement is needed, so that we can track progress after training. Essentially, it shows us how cyber-smart your team is right now.

To ensure our phishing campaign closely resembles your business’s way of communicating, we collaborate with senior leaders to adopt the correct language and terminology. This approach is key for us when simulating the more complex and targeted phishing attacks.

Our phishing begins! We start with trying to catch your low hanging fruit by sending out targeted emails. We usually start with three rounds of phishing emails, with each stage becoming more sophisticated. We’re here to test if even the most cyber-savvy employees can identify attempts.

This is where the analysis begins. We review the results from the phishing simulations, this helps us highlight areas for growth and learning opportunities among your employees, guiding us on where and how to tailor your Cyber Awareness training effectively.

Stage 2: Cyber Security Awareness Training Content

Phishing simulations enable us to pinpoint where your team needs more know-how, helping them get savvy about security and build good habits to stay safe. Incorporating phishing simulation exercises into your Cyber Security awareness programme outline is essential for fostering a culture of vigilance and preparedness within your organisation.

Watch your team’s cyber awareness grow as they perfect our training process. You’ll see real, measurable changes, turning cyber savvy into a key part of your business culture. With strong habits and the right knowledge, your team will be better prepared to tackle growing cyber risks.

What Topics Can Our Security Awareness Training Cover?

The Employee Cyber Awareness Process

Step 1
Test

The first stage is to benchmark your users against a 3-phase phishing simulation. Each phase becomes progressively more targeted and plausible. From this we can create a baseline to measure from and to track the continued success of the programme.

Step 2
Track

As well as being able to track each user’s ability to spot phishing emails using our advanced reporting, we will measure and grade your progress against the Sans Institute Cyber Maturity Model. Part of this process is to look at elements like how long users take to instigate the online training and how engaged they are with the process.

Step 3
Train

Dry, humdrum training will be a thing of the past. Our continuous learning programme provides fresh and immersive training to challenge your team to develop. To help put cyber-risks in relatable narratives, our interactive games, quizzes, videos and onsite sessions can be tailored to your business and policies.

Step 4
Measure and improve

Unlike standalone phishing simulation exercises, we do not stop at training. As the programme continues, we analyse the data gathered to establish a tailored development plan which improves and measures your cyber-maturity over time.

What are the Benefits of Cyber Awareness Training?

Assess

Assess how susceptible your employee’s are to phishing emails and cyber-risks.

Educate

Educate your workforce about the risks of cyber-threats, harmful links and attachments.

Prevent

Prevent your team from compromising the security of your brand.

Improve

Measure and develop your levels of cyber-maturity and promote behavioural and culture change.

Why Invest in Cyber Security Awareness Training & Phishing Testing?

Get peace of mind that your team have joined your journey to cyber resilience. With our user awareness training programme, part of our comprehensive information security awareness programme, we’re here to keep them on the right path and ensure they don’t get lost along the way.

It’s time to reconstruct the core foundations of your business. Our Cyber Awareness Programme can transform your security culture and establish a deep-rooted security-approach which will stand the test of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cyber awareness training for employees equips your team with the knowledge and skills to identify and prevent cyber threats, empowering them to make informed security decisions that protect your business. Incorporating such training into your information security awareness programme ensures that everyone understands their role in maintaining the company’s Cyber Security, fostering a proactive approach to digital safety. Cyber Security employee training is crucial for creating a secure environment where employees feel confident in their ability to safeguard the company’s data and systems.

Learn more about why Cyber Awareness Training is important.

As social engineering attacks ramp up in prevalence and sophistication, security awareness training should not be a ‘tick-box’ exercise hosted on an annual basis. To out-pace these cyber-criminals, regular awareness training should be embedded into your corporate-wide procedures for all staff to take part in. It should also be integrated into your new-starter onboarding process. This allows new employees to understand and get up-to-speed on security best practice from the offset.

In our experience, the best Cyber Security awareness training should be a blend of both face-to-face training, and e-learning sessions produce the highest engagement rate.

E-learning is a great way to regularly reinforce security awareness with fun games, videos and quizzes.

Our onsite sessions are interactive and build on key learning from the online sessions. We encourage your team to voice their concerns and help them put cyber-risks in the context of your business. Face-to-face training is also a good opportunity to take a deep dive into specific areas which you are keen to raise awareness for your Cyber Security.

Yes, to the latter! We don’t use off-the-shelf training which has little relevance to your industry, our training packages can be totally customised to your business.

We believe that to achieve the best knowledge retention, the security awareness and training must be tailored to your business, your unique policies and procedures and the key threats to your industry.

In a nutshell, yes. Research on training lifespan indicates that phishing knowledge fades after 4 months. Regular refreshers are essential for sustained awareness. They test awareness, and enhance your team’s ability to defend against the threat of phishing attacks. Conducting regular phishing training for employees can help raise awareness about the evolving tactics used by cyber criminals. It keeps everyone on their toes and encourages a proactive approach to Cyber Security.

We create a set of simulated phishing emails to mimic real-world phishing attempts which are then sent to a select group of employees within the organisation. We then monitor how employees respond to the simulated phishing emails. This includes tracking who clicked on the links, entered sensitive information, or reported the emails as suspicious. In-depth feedback is provided to the employees who interacted with the simulated phishing emails.

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Cybercriminals use clever tactics, like pretending to be someone they’re not or tricking you with fake information, to gain access to your personal or sensitive data. Essentially, it’s all about manipulating people instead of hacking into computers directly. 

We can elevate social engineering techniques by physically entering your office premises and assuming false identities, such as posing as an engineer conducting routine inspections. Our objective is to test the limits of your security measures and ascertain the extent to which we can infiltrate your information and data systems.

We believe it’s more than necessary, in fact, we believe you should be having Cyber Awareness Training for employees more than once a year

Training for Cyber Security is always an ongoing battle as cyber attacker’s techniques are always changing and evolving. Creating overall Cyber Security awareness for your organisation can significantly reduce the likelihood of a successful hack. With our combined Cyber Security and phishing awareness training we hope your employees learn valuable insights to keeping your Cyber Security strong. 

Most definitely! We’re firm believers that providing standard Cyber Security Awareness Training for employees won’t yield optimal results for your organisation. Our goal is to offer more than just basic awareness training of Cyber Security; we aim to equip you with actionable knowledge so you can actively reduce the likelihood of cyber attacks.

We’re committed to delivering Cyber Security Awareness Training that hits the mark for your staff. It’s crucial that each department receives training tailored to their specific needs. For instance, HR staff might focus on handling sensitive data, while the accounts team could learn techniques for verifying payments to ensure they’re going to the right recipients and not a phishing scam.