Nowadays, security awareness training (SAT) is a top priority for organisations of all sizes. Thanks to SAT, management and employees can understand IT governance issues and control solutions as well as recognise concerns, understand their relevance and respond accordingly. Many companies invest heavily in cybersecurity education programs for employees to learn how to protect their computer and personal information and how to be aware of the many hacktivists and cyber-criminals that scour the Web in search of targets and vulnerabilities.
It has become necessary for companies to conduct training for everybody as part of the security strategy to reduce exposure to data integrity attacks and other threats. As breaches become more common, to take security awareness on board in an organisation can reduce risks. Educating users can help lessen the chance to become victim of an intrusion attempt that targets one of the weakest links in the cybersecurity chain: end users themselves.
Why a security awareness campaign is necessary
The purpose of periodic security awareness training is to develop essential competencies, new techniques and methods that are so essential in facing possible security issues. Investing in SAT can provide some level of maturity in incident response and help protect corporate resources; by adopting an Security Awareness Training Program, a company greatly increases its security-related risk posture.
Awareness programs provide a great way to educate personnel and keep the company’s IT security policy fresh in their minds. Any technical defence measure would be useless if the entire staff is not cyber-aware; a good security program has everybody involved by staying current with new technologies and understanding the common types of threats or attacks that can affect business operations.
While user training is an essential part of any security program, it is equally important for managers to show employees they too are team players equally invested in the company’s security success
The company’s information security program depends on a well-informed workforce; training can effectively improve the end user response against cyber-attacks perhaps early enough to ensure the continuation of business operations in the wake of a breach.
An awareness session can help employees learn to use the right technology in the proper way to ensure security of all platforms without affecting operations and while defending against a wide range of cyber threats. By holding training sessions in which people are learning together, everybody can be informed of the information security structure, so that they all can tackle any issues collectively.
Regular training can be in a group setting. Such a program should be available on a continual or as-needed basis. Double Technologies can help bring this to your organization.