Oct. 1st— Given the recent spate of ransomware attacks on major enterprises, and an increasing number of attacks directed towards remote employees, this year’s cyber security awareness month feels like a particularly good opportunity to provide end user cyber security education.
Where to start?
Whether your organization has an established cyber security awareness training program or is going from the ground-up, these five insights can help you empower your workforce, help you achieve strong business outcomes, and enable you to succeed in your role.
- Ensure that your cyber security training program is ongoing–not relegated to cyber security awareness month or squeezed into two hours at the beginning or end of the year.
- Focus on phishing. Employees need to be able to recognize threats in real-time. Humans can either be the weakest link, or your greatest line of defense.
- Understand your organization. Apply an approach to cyber security awareness that fits your organization’s unique culture.
- Rewrite the stereotype of the security department as the department of ‘no’.
- Be sure to measure the effectiveness of your training. This could include self-assessment opportunities and training software metrics that are customizable and boardroom-ready.
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