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Security Awareness Training: Once is Not Enough.

Date: Mar 30, 2016

Category: Blog

Why Security Awareness Training Reinforcement is a Must Have.

Every day, company IT end users run the risk of being exposed to sophisticated social engineering attacks. Attacks that can rapidly result in network and data breaches, financial fraud and ransomware.

It’s time for a comprehensive approach to effectively manage this problem, managed by people with a technical background. And provided as an ongoing program of integrated security awareness training and testing.

Best practice recommends the following steps:

1. Baseline Testing
Measure the phish-prone percentage of end users through a simulated phishing attack.

2. Train End Users
On-demand, interactive, engaging, auto-enroll training modules covering all important topics. Security awareness training campaigns with scheduled reminder emails.

3. Phish End Users
Monthly random customised, simulated phishing attacks test end user’s knowledge and keeps them vigilant. Templates are matched the company’s culture and location.

4. Further Training for Vulnerable End Users
And end users that fall victim to the simulated attacks receive immediate, additional focused training.

5. See The Results
Enterprise-strength reporting. Both high-level and granular stats and graphs ready for management reports.

Thousands of customers have shown that this approach works. The phish-prone percentage of end users typically drops to 0%.

Traditionally it has been difficult for IT security professionals to quantify exactly how an investment in end user security awareness training and testing effectively changes behaviours and reduces the security-related risk. With the fully managed security awareness training and testing service from Infosec Cloud, IT professionals will have this data readily available – and can be confident the organisation has invested in the one area of IT security that is guaranteed to make a difference.

Infosec Cloud manages all aspects of the design and delivery of frequent simulated phishing attacks, the collection and correlation of data to support employee security awareness training, and the presentation of information in a concise format, allowing IT professionals to show the ROI of the program.

With security awareness training, once is certainly not enough. However end user behaviour is significantly changed with a program of integrated security awareness training and testing.

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