Make cyber security awareness training more engaging with Mimecast. Phish testing, video modules, risk scoring and more!
Cyber security awareness training is usually pretty boring stuff – which also makes it pretty ineffective. That's a big problem for many organizations, since human error plays a role in 90+% of security breaches.
Theoretically, cyber security awareness training for employees should be able to address this risk. But despite the billions of dollars that organizations have poured into training solutions in recent years, the chance that companies of all sizes will get hacked is greater today than four years ago.
Here's why: when cyber security awareness training can't hold employees' attention, there is little chance it can change behavior. Most awareness training programs aren't designed with education science in mind. Educators know that real learning happens when students are engaged and when the subject matter is broken down into chunks that can be easily digested. Yet most cyber security awareness training is tedious and/or delivered in intensive sessions that consume large portions of an employee's busy day.
Mimecast offers an effective alternative that actually moves the needle on learning outcomes: massively engaging cyber security awareness training, delivered in short sessions once a month.
To make cybersecurity awareness training more effective, Mimecast makes training content hilarious. Really. With short training videos written and produced by top entertainment pros, our content is designed to get employees laughing – at human nature, human error and themselves. Each video covers a serious topic in a funny way, packaging learning in a mini sitcom with recurring characters and themes that employees love and can't wait to get more of. As a result, our cyber security awareness training results in greater learning and long-term retention.
Mimecast cyber security awareness training is delivered in 3- to 5-minute modules once each month. Rather than half-day seminar packed with information, Mimecast training presents learning in short segments that employees can easily digest and master, at a frequency that keeps security constantly on their minds.
In addition to short, entertaining videos, Mimecast cyber security awareness training includes:
Mimecast Awareness Training was developed by leading cyber security experts from the U.S. military, law enforcement and the intelligence community. Each module covers one aspect of cyber security, web security or email security training, with new training delivered 12 to 15 times a year to ensure that content remains fresh and relevant.
Current learning modules include topics in:
|Phishing||Passwords||Information Protection||HIPAA||Office Hygiene||GDPR awareness training||Data in Motion|
Social Media Posting
Use of Shredder
|Data Usage and Rights||Personal Email|
|CEO Fraud||Strong Password||Spoken / Sensitive Behavior||Reporting Breaches||Physical Access - Tailgating||Unknown Media|
|Wire Transfer Fraud||Social Media||Spoken Disclosure||Clean Desk||My Cloud Storage|
|Vishing||Know Your Audience||Authenticate||Exposed Screen||Email & Inadvertent Leaks|
|Privileged User||Locked Screen||Responsible Printing|
Cyber security training from Mimecast provides tremendous benefits over other approaches:
Security awareness is the understanding by individuals within a company of the many cyber threats that pose a risk to security. Security awareness also includes an understanding of how these threats work, what to do about them and how adhering to best practices can help to mitigate them.
What is cyber security awareness training?
Cyber security awareness training educates employees on the wide range of threats they may encounter as part of their workday, as well as the behavior and actions they can take that can either jeopardize security or improve it.
Why is cyber security awareness training important?
The goal of awareness training is to mitigate the role of human error in causing or enabling security breaches. It's estimated that human error plays a role in more than 90% of major breaches, making cybersecurity awareness training a critical part of an organization's security posture.