Why are users the weakest link in your network?
In these unprecedented times, as a result of COVID-19 many organisations have staff members working remotely from home, on an uncontrolled network, and sometimes on personal devices.
We see attackers exploiting these changes in our working environment to gain access to devices and corporate systems. Attackers are taking advantage of people’s fear and doubt and interest in COVID-19.
Credential phishing, malicious attachments, malicious links, business email compromise (BEC), fake landing pages, downloaders, spam, and malware, among others, are all on the rise. By conducting regular awareness training, you can educate your users to identify these types of security threats.
The Australian Government has recently been in the news around Cyber threats within many Government organisations. Information Security is now more important than ever. Cyber Security Awareness must be increased in order to combat these types of attacks.
What is Security Awareness Training?
Security awareness training is a form of education that seeks to equip team members of an organisation with the information they need to protect themselves and their organization’s assets from loss or harm. For the purposes of any security awareness training discussion, members of an organisation include employees, temps, contractors, and anybody else who performs authorised functions online for an organisation.
Organizations that must comply with industry regulations or frameworks such as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements, NIST or ISO 27001 usually deliver security awareness training to all employees once or perhaps twice a year.
And even though it may not be required by Small and Medium Enterprises for compliance reasons, they can also benefit from training their employees to identify security threats and avoid cyberheists through phishing attacks, account takeovers, or other well-known means that cybercriminals use to misappropriate company funds. Awareness training and security training is the simplest way to reduce your risk.
Why Security Awareness Training?
To be aware, you need to be able to confront (face things as they are). Our platform helps employees confront the fact that bad guys are trying to trick them. Once they confront that, they become aware and able to detect these scam emails and can take appropriate action like deleting the email or not clicking a link.
Cybercrime is moving at light speed. A few years ago, cybercriminals used to specialise in identity theft, but now they take over your organisation’s network, hack into your bank accounts, and steal tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Organisations of every size and type are at risk. Are you the next cyber-heist victim? You really need a strong human firewall as your last line of defence. Awareness training combats the big issue of risky users. It is proven, that by conducting regular awareness training, you reduce your overall risk within 12 months.
Security and Awareness Training can strengthen your security posture
Vectra offers Security Awareness & Training as a complete end-to-end managed service. It’s easy to use and can be used remotely as it is all online training!
Our team members will manage the security awareness program and all aspects of the delivery of frequent simulated phishing attacks, social engineering simulation, the collection and correlation of data to support employee security awareness training, and the presentation of information in a concise format, allowing you to show the ROI of the project. Our platform includes many different training courses, and training modules using best practices and amazing course content for training employees.
Did you know that criminals ramped up phishing attacks over 667% in March 2020 alone? – Your best incident response is preventing it from ever happening. Training employees to identify security threats is a big step in the right direction.
Our Managed Services program includes:
- Analysis of your organisational specific social engineering vulnerabilities.
- Customising campaigns to match your company’s culture and needs.
- Phishing, vishing, smishing and awareness training campaign creation including sending and reporting.
- Up to date awareness training on the emerging threats
- Translation of campaign templates and landing pages in any required languages.
- Management of employee email addresses and groups with Active Directory sync.
- Analysis of campaign results and final overall reporting.
- Consulting on best practices to get maximum results.
- Staff onboarding training & security policy acceptance compliance.