Awareness Training

    Use Mimecast's Awareness Training program to target your weakest link, human error, to reduce cyber risk and prevent data breaches.

    Target your weakest link – human error – with Mimecast Awareness Training

    It's a startling statistic: more than 90% of security breaches involve an error by an employee. With web security threats continuing to plague organizations of all sizes and with breaches costing nearly $4 million on average to remediate, it's no wonder that security awareness training for employees is a top priority for CISOs.

    Yet despite billions of dollars poured into cyber security training courses each year, most awareness training programs fail to move the needle on reducing risk and preventing breaches. The reason: most security awareness training efforts are boring and bothersome – employees simply tune them out or avoid them.

    Mimecast offers an alternative – highly engaging cyber security awareness training that employees love, delivered in short and non-intrusive sessions, with tools to address the individual needs and risks of each employee.




    Mimecast Awareness Training: engaging employees through humor

    Mimecast Awareness Training is a security awareness training and cyber risk management platform that combines training techniques with predictive analytics to combat security breaches caused by employee mistakes.

    Our methodology features short and genuinely funny videos on a wide variety of security topics, written by real comedy writers and produced by entertainment industry pros. In just a few minutes each month, employees get the best practices and awareness they need to become an active part of your defense, rather than your biggest risk.

    What makes Mimecast Awareness Training different?

    • Humor. Most awareness training programs are overly long and generally boring, preventing users from engaging with critical content. By creating humorous videos that draw employees in and leave them wanting more, Mimecast training videos provide a dose of awareness and knowledge that viewers will never forget.
    • Persistent, non-intrusive methodology. Rather than a one-off training session that inundates your employees with a mountain of information, Mimecast Awareness Training provides persistent, non-intrusive training that changes behavior, improves knowledge and helps employees retain information in sessions that lasts just 3 to 5 minutes each month.
    • A focus on individual responsibility. In addition to giving all employees a stronger sense of their role in protecting the organization, Mimecast Awareness Training lets you assign risk scores to every employee so you can focus more of your limited time and budget on the employees who are the biggest risks by virtue of their behavior or their role in your organization.


    Why choose awareness training from Mimecast?

    Mimecast Awareness training works because it is:

    • Engaging. Our content captures attention and drives home essential learning through humor. Not only do employees like our training, they can't wait to find out what happens in the next episode.
    • Authoritative. Mimecast Awareness Training was developed by leaders from the military, law enforcement and intelligence communities and is trusted and endorsed by experts with insight into the challenges of cybersecurity.
    • Targeted. Mimecast allows you to target the individuals, groups and parts of your company at greatest risk with specialized and personalized training.
    • Comprehensive. Mimecast training covers all areas of cybersecurity and integrates seamlessly with Mimecast solutions for email security, web security and information archiving.
    • Effective. We are pleased that employees love our training videos, but we're even happier that our programs allow companies to achieve significant gains in employee awareness. The chart below shows the enormous gains in awareness made by the average company after implementing Mimecast Awareness Training.
    More Knowledge: Awareness Before and After Training
    Phishing 33.0% 81.2% 246%
    BYOD 28.1% 86.6% 308%
    Social Media 37.7% 80.1% 212%
    Passwords 12.5% 54.6% 437%
    Inadvertent Disclosure 18.6% 78.4% 421%
    Insider Threat 17.8% 62.6% 345%
    Shadow IT 26.7% 53.9% 202%
    Storage Devices 34.5% 88.2% 256%
    Reporting Threats 17.8% 62.6% 345%
    Tailgating 27.9% 67.2% 241%


    FAQs: What is awareness training?... and answers to other questions

    What is security awareness?

    Security awareness refers to the understanding by employees of the many ways that attackers may try to breach their organization's security, and how users can play a significant role in stopping attacks and protecting the organization. Security awareness also involves familiarity with best practices for working with email and the web.

    What is awareness training?

    In cybersecurity, awareness training is a program designed to help users and employees understand the role they play in helping to combat information security breaches. Awareness training helps employees to understand risks and identify potential attacks they may encounter as they receive email and use the web. Awareness training also acquaints employees with best practices for avoiding risk.

    Why do we need security awareness training?

    Research suggests that human error is responsible for more than 90% of all security breaches. Security awareness training helps to minimize risk by addressing the mistakes that employees may make when using email and the web, and by promoting more secure behavior.

    What is GDPR awareness training?

    GDPR awareness training is specifically design to help employees understand the risks, rules, safeguards and rights in relation to European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

    What is fraud awareness training?

    Fraud awareness training acquaints employees with the many techniques used by malicious individuals to defraud organizations of money and data. Once they have completed awareness training, employees are ideally more likely to spot, avoid and/or report fraudulent activity.

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