What should be covered in a security awareness training?
- Email phishing, suspicious phone calls requesting sensitive information and password usage
- Physical security of data, guest badges and using drawer locks
- Desktop security including computer/laptop shutdown requirements and unauthorized access
- Wireless network access and malware
Security Awareness Training Tips:
- Have a formal, documented plan for cybersecurity training. Review and update it often with the latest information on attack methods.
- As part of your onboarding process, make cybersecurity training an important topic covered with all new employees.
- Send dummy phishing attacks to employees, which allows you to see if employees are clicking on the bad stuff.
- Reward employees who pass simulated tests and retrain those who need further reinforcement.
Because they store critical data and their ability to pay large ransom payments, businesses will remain the primary target for ransomware, malware and phishing attacks. Organizations that train their employees and have guidelines in place to deal with cyber threats actually do encounter less security attacks. By simply educating employees, your organization can dramatically reduce risk and improve security confidence.
In addition to the right tools, like the latest technologies and security solutions, it takes everyone on your entire team's help and cooperation to stay vigilant. Ready to create a plan to educate your employees on cyber security and how they can help fight cybercrime? At ProActive Information Management, we have the tools to help keep your network safe. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.