Cyber Security Awareness Training – Making An Impact?

5 Reasons Your Organisation Needs Cyber Security Awareness Training:

  1. To Reduce Human Error

By delivering a structured and engaging training plan, employees will learn over time the nature of evolving threats and how to mitigate against them. This continuous learning will guide everyone’s ability to know what ”good” and ”bad” behaviour is, which will then reduce human error and cyber risk.

  1. For Compliance

Regulatory compliance is another important reason training is necessary. However, this must not be the sole reason for doing so, although the continuity of training works in favour of compliance regulations, this should be an added benefit of having a programme in place.

  1. To Create a Secure Culture

Through regular training, it is possible to create that staff wide security awareness so many IT leaders hope for. As end users continuously learn over time the do’s and don’ts of cyber security, not only as an IT department at ease, but your employees are too.

  1. To Reduce Costs

Security Awareness Training is an investment for any organisation, the price tag of training is by far more cost effective than inadequately training your end users, for them to interact with a malicious email and cost an organisations a huge sum of money.

  1. For an Added Layer of Defence

As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, with criminals constantly harvesting new methods to bypass email security gateways and other security measures, having cyber aware end users is an essential additional layer of defence for any organisation. Your people can be your weakest link or your greatest strength if you choose to give them the sufficient support and training.