Human error is involved in more than 90% of security breaches. This is why it is so important to train your employees to recognise any potential cyber threat to your business.
Even if you have the most advanced email security in place, hackers can still attempt to go round it and gain access to your email network. When you dig deep into the most successful cyberattacks, you will find that almost all of them have something in common. This thing usually involves a user who did something that could have been easily avoided. Therefore, if your employees aren’t trained to recognise these cyber threats, then neither is your business. By having a comprehensive security awareness training program will help employees to help you to safeguard your business.
The best way to approach training is through continuous micro-learnings that helps to increase employee security awareness and minimise human error.
Helping your business to easily identify your riskiest users
You can regularly monitor and evaluate your staff with track indicators that can be used across the root causes of human error which come to include:
Simple phish testing
Give the training first, phish second to allow you to revolutionise the way you measure user risk.
These statistics are analysed based on individual users and your business risk assessment allowing you to compare employees through the SAFE score system.
When your staff have confidence around their day-to-day engagements with data that must adhere to security protocols, the less likely they are to cause an incident.
It goes without saying that security awareness training helps to prevent breaches which can be extremely expensive given the GDPR legislation in place.
If a breach or incident occurs, it can take a significant amount of time to not only investigate but also to repair which could mean the business is down for a period of time.