Cybersecurity refers to the practices, processes, and technologies designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Cybersecurity may also be referred to as information technology security.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest sources of a data breach is not some unknown or forgotten security bug; it’s human error. According to recent studies, human error accounts for over 50% of the root causes of cybersecurity breaches.
Though the specific nature of the error may vary, most scenarios involve:
- The use of weak passwords
- Sending sensitive information to the wrong recipients
- Sharing passwords or account information
- Falling for phishing scams
Many of these human-caused problems can be averted by making sure employees understand preventative cyber security measures. Consequently, companies are spending billions each year on cyber security and technology for defense, but employees are still the weakest link.
As astonishing as it sounds, passwords continue to be a major problem. Enforcing a multi-factor authentication and password policy can prevent easy hacks and fix major security weaknesses.
Email Security -Phishing and Ransomware
Email security, specifically phishing and ransomware, are some of the top security concerns when it comes to employees that are falling victim to cyber-attacks. However, not all employees take the threat seriously due to a lack of understanding of how easily they can be compromised.
If old or outdated security vulnerabilities are not addressed, you give hackers a free pass to your company’s most sensitive information. This is because hackers are using computers that can make one hundred billion guesses per second.
Employees need to learn the various types of cyber threats, and the importance of each person’s role and responsibility in prevention. Cyber awareness training has proven to be cost effective; it reduces loss and it gives employees a feeling of ownership in the company’s defense.
Cybersecurity training is a cost-effective program that should be an active and ongoing part of every company’s IT program.
SBS Cybersecurity and Employee Cyber Awareness Training
Our course provides employees with an understanding of cyber security awareness, potential cyber threats, and how to deal with both system and data vulnerability.
The course addresses cyber system and IT susceptibilities in all company and personal devices, including current methods to reduce the threat to the individual and the overall organization.
Furthermore, SBS Training Solutions can help companies in developing and/or strengthening their IT security procedures and protocols.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Cloud Storage
- Dangers of Social Networks
- Data Management
- Email Protocol
- Email Scams
- Password Security
- Personal Smart Devices
- Physical Digital Device Security
- Removable Media
- Safe Internet Practices
To learn more about Employee Cyber Awareness and the SBS Customized Training programs, please contact us.