EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A new Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon reveals that 43 percent of breaches stem from phishing attacks. Given that alarming statistic, it is fitting that some organizations are now getting serious about cyber security training for their employees.

TechRepublic outlines 10 smart steps to enlist your staff members in the effort to defend against cyber crime:
1. Perform “live fire” training exercises
2. Get buy in from the top
3. Start cyber awareness during the onboarding process
4. Conduct evaluations
5. Communicate
6. Create a formal plan
7. Appoint cyber security culture advocates
8. Offer continuous training
9. Stress the importance of security at work and at home
10. Reward employees

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