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Mimecast makes cyber security awareness training interesting for employees. Our short sessions once a month will help you combat the latest threats.
With human error playing a part in so many security breaches – more than 90%, according to a recent study – it's no wonder companies are pouring so much money into cyber security awareness training for employees.
Unfortunately, this investment in awareness training doesn't seem to be paying off. Companies today are even more likely to experience a major breach than they were four years ago. Clearly something isn't working, and at Mimecast, we think we know why.
Most cyber security awareness training for employees is, to be blunt, boring. And when employees are bored, they can't engage with the content. They're less likely to remember, let alone master, the critical best practices that could make them your greatest security asset rather than your weakest security link.
To address this problem and to solve for human error, Mimecast offers cyber security awareness training for employees that employees actually love. Our secret? Humor, brevity and persistence.
Mimecast's employee security awareness training programs are effective for three reasons.
Mimecast provides a comprehensive approach to cyber security awareness training for employees. Our program includes:
Mimecast's phishing simulation tools are integrated into the Mimecast Awareness Training program to make phishing tests simple to implement and manage. In under 10 minutes, you can set up and launch phishing tests based real-world examples – including phony promotional, package tracking and password reset emails – with total control over sequencing, content and timing. Test results combined with data from phishing tutorial modules can help you further evaluate the risk profile of individual employees.
What is cyber security awareness?
Cyber security awareness refers to employees' understanding of the nature of cybersecurity threats, how threats can jeopardize organizational security, and what employees should do if they encounter a threat.
Why is cyber security awareness training for employees important?
Cyber security awareness training for employees helps to address one of the biggest factors in major security breaches: human error. By training employees how to recognize and respond to cyber threats, organizations can dramatically improve their security posture and cyber resilience.
How many hours of training does an employee need?
The number of hours of training to successfully educate employees in security awareness depends on the individual. Some employees will learn much more quickly than others. That's why Mimecast Awareness Training provides individualized risk scores for employees that lets you determine how effective training has been for each individual and to provide additional training or one-on-one coaching when necessary.