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Combat human error with Mimecast cyber awareness training. Topics include ransomware, phishing as well as compliance topics like HIPAA and GPDR.
While new cyber threats are continually emerging, CISOs everywhere know what their greatest risk is: human error. Research shows that in more than 90% of breaches, some employee did something that could have been avoided – and that caused or enabled a successful attack.
To combat human error, organizations have turned to cyber awareness training for employees. In an ideal world, every employee would internalize every best practice and become the organization's greatest security asset rather than its greatest risk.
But most cyber security awareness training for employees is incredibly ineffective – it's boring, time-consuming, punitive and poorly structured as a learning experience. No matter how many billions of dollars organizations invest each year, awareness training won't work if it's not done well.
Mimecast Awareness Training addresses all of the flaws in traditional training methodology to deliver cyber awareness training that employees love and, more importantly, that gets results.
What makes Mimecast cyber awareness training so effective?
It starts with humor. Seriously. We realized that the more engaging and entertaining our training courses could be, the more employees would pay attention. If cyber awareness training made them laugh, they might look forward to it rather than dread it or ignore it. So we designed our training to be massively engaging, written and produced by top talent from the entertainment industry.
We keep it short. Each module is no more than 3 – 5 minutes in length. That means rather than taking the better part of a day to slog through security best practices, employees can accomplish their cyber awareness training on a very welcome break in their day. Each module covers a different topic, from email security training that covers ransomware and phishing to compliance topics like HIPAA and GDPR awareness training.
It never stops. Because the threats to your security continue to evolve, Mimecast cyber awareness training is continuous as well. Rather than a one-off, daylong training session packed with best practices that employees are likely to forget, Mimecast Awareness Training presents content in short doses roughly once a month. That means employees are constantly learning and that security is continually made a priority.
Phish testing is a major part of Mimecast cyber awareness training. But while most phishing training and testing solutions are difficult to operate and almost impossible to customize, Mimecast's are fully integrated into your cyber awareness training platform to make phishing tests easy to conduct and measure.
Simple to set up and deploy, Mimecast phishing tests can be customized in less than 10 minutes. Phishing tests include:
With Mimecast phishing tests, you can see how your employees respond to realistic attacks – without suffering the consequences.
Organizations in every industry vertical are choosing Mimecast cyber awareness training for several key reasons.
What is cyber awareness training?
Cyber awareness training educates employees about the wide variety of threats they may encounter or actions they may take that could jeopardize their organization's security. Cyber awareness training helps employees understand what threats look like, how they work and how employees should respond when they encounter a threat.
How long does cyber awareness training take?
Cyber awareness training programs vary widely in duration. Some are one-off sessions that seek to educate employees about all threats in a single setting. Mimecast Awareness Training offers a different approach – monthly training sessions that last no more than 3 – 5 minutes, to keep employees continually engaged in security topics and to keep security best practices fresh in their minds.
How effective is cyber awareness training?
The effectiveness of cyber awareness training depends on the program. Some programs have proven remarkably ineffective; organizations may see no improvement in their security posture despite thousands of dollars invested in cyber awareness training programs. Mimecast Awareness Training has proven a highly effective alternative, with employee awareness increasing by as much as 400%, thanks to highly engaging training modules delivered in short sessions on an ongoing basis.