Training Your Staff on CyberSecurity

News about cybersecurity events is everywhere today. With the dramatic rise of ransomware attacks, malware, and password breaches, the last line of defense is the end user. We must raise their awareness to keep them ever vigilant.

 

Not everyone knows what cybersecurity really is. Put simply, it is implementing a combination of awareness, policies and tools to protect your devices, networks, and data. The goal for the organization is to minimize the risk of cyber-attacks and the extreme damage they cause.

Some examples of common cybersecurity risks:

  • An employee opens an email or attachment not knowing that it is malware.
  • An employee receives an email or phone call asking them to verify their accounts.
  • An employee accidentally clicks a harmless looking email or Google link not knowing it might be malware or take them to a malicious website.
  • An employee logs in to multiple sites and accounts using the same password.
  • An employee is unaware that a legitimate site they use (I.e., LinkedIn, Adobe, etc.) was breached and their login and password are now in the hands of hackers

Ignorance is not an excuse, nor will it protect you. The Business Cybersecurity Training Program is a simple but deeply layered security awareness and training solution. It combines regular security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks.

Features of Business Cybersecurity Training:

  • Automated Email Phishing Testing – Email related security behavior of employees is tested by sending fake emails to see whether they’ll click the link or not.
  • Weekly Training Videos – 3 to 5 minute long videos on a variety of cybersecurity topics are made available to employees and an optional short quiz to test if they really watched the videos.
  • Company-wide Dark Web Monitoring – A dark web monthly monitoring report on the entire company will be provided to the management for them to see which credentials have been exposed to the dark web.
  • Monthly Newsletters – Newsletters are issued once a month and these will be about a variety of topics related to cybersecurity.
  • Company and Employee Cyber Risk Scoring – allows for an individual to be scored based on his/her security-related behaviors and scores are increased or decreased depending on certain actions such as clicking the link from the automated phishing test, watching training videos, and taking the short quizzes after. In this way, the company’s overall cyber risk score is also determined.
  • Company Dashboard – Aside from various tracking and reporting functions from the dashboard, it also allows companies to track who the top10 high-risk individuals are to be able to work on providing additional training to these people and monitor them more robustly
  • Policy Templates & Acceptance Logging – The policy section allows employers to put in and customize their own acceptance policies and templates and from there the employee can sign acceptance to those policies.
  • Agreement Vault – A vault where all contracts can be kept.
  • Incident and Access Tracking – Every security incident is logged and reported for recording and tracking purposes.

The Business Cybersecurity Training Program also has a company dashboard showing you the collective results of all your efforts. Here, scores of all users can be tracked to see who the top 10 highest risk individuals are which can suggest that providing additional training to these people is needed.

A robust cybersecurity program starts with making simple changes in behaviors within organizations: raising awareness, having the right policies and tools in place, and protecting your devices and data. When everyone within the organization is properly informed, they can make a constant effort to keep themselves protected from the risks and threats on the internet and the bad guys.

Learn more about Business Cybersecurity Training by contacting Business CyberSecurity Solutions (847-430-4900) or emailing us at info@businesscybersecuritysolutions.com for more information.

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