Reduce Your Cyber Risks by 70% with Cyber Awareness Training

Employees are your weakest link to cyber-attacks.

85% of Breaches Involve the Human Element

It’s easy to think you can improve your cybersecurity simply by using a firewall, installing anti-virus software, securing networks, and regularly updating your systems. An overlooked area, however, is cyber security awareness training. Why?

Verizon recently released its Data Breach Investigations Report. Its findings? More than 85% of data breaches involve a human element. Another joint study mirrors that finding citing 88% of breach incidents owing to employee mistakes. It’s little wonder social engineering attacks continue to rise:

Make no mistake. Cybercriminals recognize that employees are the weak link in a company’s cybersecurity. Cyber awareness training creates an initial line of defense against cyber-attacks.

How Our Cyber Awareness Training Can Help

According to studies by the Aberdeen Group, companies can reduce security-related risks by 70% through cyber awareness training. It’s a cost-effective way to reduce your exposure substantially.

That said, only 45% of companies provide formal cyber awareness training (Mimecast). Even worse, only 10% of companies have training programs available. Ongoing cyber security awareness training for employees training is the best way to adopt a culture where cyber awareness is at the forefront.

Training needs to include all employment levels from administrative personnel to the C-suite.

That’s where we can help. As a leading cybersecurity company, we offer comprehensive training programs designed to increase your employees’ awareness of cybersecurity risks, especially phishing attacks.

We offer an array of cyber awareness training content. Everything from interactive modules to games and posters. 

Topics cover the gamut of cybersecurity threats:

It even includes simulated phishing attacks with reporting to measure your progress and ROI.

Best of all, our training works. After 12 months of training, you’ll see substantial reductions in your phish-prone percentage. Phish-prone percentages drop from 37.9% initially to 14.1% after three months and just 4.7% after one year.

Improving Awareness Reduces Your Risk

A recent study reported that 28% of employees lack confidence in identifying a phishing email. Not surprisingly, 25% of workers revealed they clicked on a phishing email at work.

The more readily your employees identity the ingredients of a phishing scam, the fewer concerns you’ll have about a data breach. That’s the importance of cyber security awareness training.

Benefits of Cyber Awareness Training

  • Reducing Chances of a Breach

    The most obvious benefit is that security training reduces the chances of a breach. Employees become more aware and careful of mobile devices, securing passwords, and recognizing threats.

  • Creating Awareness

    Your employees must understand how to identify and respond to potential threats. Seventy-eight percent of employees are aware of risks associated with suspicious links. Nonetheless, they click on them.

  • Ensuring Compliance

    Employee security training is a crucial component relating to HIPPA, PCI-DSS, and NIST 800-53. These standards bodies require security policies and that employees receive adequate training.

  • Cost Savings

    It's simple. Training employees to detect and avoid cyber-threat costs much less than recovering from a cyber-attack. The average price of a cyber-attack on companies is $200,000. Worse still, 60% of small to mid-sized businesses go out of business within six months of an attack.

  • Protecting Customers

    Cyber breaches will cost you customers. Nearly 2 out of every 3 consumers will avoid a business victimized by a cyber-attack. Moreover, 70% of consumers feel companies are not doing enough to ensure security, according to Arcserve.

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If you’re looking for a cybersecurity company near you in Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, or other local cities, call us. Our cybersecurity services include training solutions from KnowBe4, the world’s largest integrated platform for cyber awareness training.