Cyber Security Training For Employees

Every organisation needs to take its Cyber Security seriously. Building an information technology security culture requires not only the right steps to be taken in terms of digital protection but also requires awareness within your workforce.

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Do I Need Cyber Awareness Training for my employees?

If you’ve already implemented and tested robust firewalls, antivirus software, encryption, multi-factor authentication, patch management and other security measures, you may believe you have already done enough. However, without a strong security culture among your employees, there may still be holes in your security strategy.

Cyber Security awareness training programmes can help to shape a strong, preventive security culture within your organisation. An information security awareness program embeds security practices across your workforce, ensuring that everyone is working towards the same goals.

Any employee who isn’t aware of cyber threats can become a prime target. The repercussions should an attack prove successful can be costly data breaches, reputational damage, and financial penalties.

Why is Cyber Awareness important?

Cyber Security is a shared responsibility, with employees at the frontline when it comes to protecting sensitive information and digital assets. Your Cyber Security is only as strong as your weakest link, and all too often that weakest link will be human. Ensuring your employees are aware of the tactics cyber-criminals use and empowering them with knowledge to identify and respond to these threats is an essential part of a robust Cyber Security strategy.

Criminals employ increasingly sophisticated techniques to exploit vulnerabilities. Any employee who isn’t aware of these threats can become a prime target. The repercussions of a successful attack can be costly data breaches, reputational damage, and financial penalties.

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Cyber Security Training: The Challenges & Opportunities

Time is often a commodity in many businesses, making it difficult for adequate time to be put aside for training and educating employees about Cyber Security. Keeping materials updated, ensuring engagement, and breaking down barriers between IT teams and other employees, can all be challenging.

An employee Cyber Awareness Training Programme can help companies address these challenges, ensuring that every employee understands that Cyber Security is a shared responsibility across the organisation.

How Does our Employee Cyber Awareness Training work?

Phishing Simulations

It begins by testing your employees to benchmark their response against a 3-phase phishing simulation, with each phase becoming more plausible and targeted.

Measuring Progress

Using the Sans Institute Maturity model, the progress of your team will be measured and graded, ensuring employees are engaged with the process.

Engaging Training

Training is then delivered in creative and engaging ways, using interactive quizzes, games, and videos.

Long Term Progress

We then analyse the data we’ve gathered, measuring progress, and creating a development plan to embed Cyber Security training throughout your organisation long term. Our Cyber Awareness Training programme goes beyond the basics to deliver continuous learning to your employees.

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Create a human firewall with Cyber Awareness training

At Equilibrium Security, we work with organisations to ensure that their employees understand what’s required to achieve security objectives. Whether you are a CISO, an IT Director or a business owner, our expertise can help you shape and deliver your security strategy.

Our Cyber Awareness programme helps your team understand evolving cyber threats, how to handle risk and what to do in the event of a security breach.

Contact us to find out more.