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4 Reasons to Implement User Awareness Security Training

Security: It’s probably become a topic of discussion between your technical team or around your office lately. You’ve read about ransomware attacks on the web and you’ve heard about it on the news. You’re concerned about your business’ security, but are you doing everything that you can to protect your business from threats?

According to Verizon, 92% of malware is delivered via email. Did you know that your employees are the biggest threat to your business’ security? Will your employees recognize an email as malware when it is sitting in their inbox?

The good news is that there are ways to protect your business from your employees making mistakes that will cost you thousands. Investing in a user awareness training platform to educate your employees on email threats can save your business from the possibility of ransomware, malware, and other phishing attempts.   

EDUCATION IS KEY

We’ll let you in on a secret: you can have all of the security products on the market, but malicious emails will still get through and your users will still click buttons they shouldn’t. We get it, malicious emails can often look legitimate, but implementing user awareness security training will enable your employees to better determine what is real and what is actually a phishing attempt.

BAD GUYS ARE GETTING SMARTER BY THE DAY

Each day, hackers are getting smarter and more creative. The phishing attempts that they are sending appear to be more legitimate than ever before. They are tailoring the attacks to your specific organization, and even down to specific departments within your organization, in an attempt to make them more believable. User awareness security training will keep you and your users in the know about how things are changing and what you can do to stay on top of the threats when they reach your organization.

HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES: PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY

Threats don’t just come in through business email accounts. Often, there are phishing attempts through personal email accounts asking for banking information or other personal data. Implementing user awareness security training will help your employees recognize threats, both professionally and personally.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY 

An employee clicking on a malicious email can end up costing your business thousands. Attacks result in both loss of data and productivity. Requiring your employees to go through user awareness security training can save your business both time and money.

The benefits of implementing user awareness security training far outweigh the risks. Some training platforms offer simulated phishing attempts, videos, interactive training, and reporting. Interested? Contact us today and we can help get you started on a platform that works for you!

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