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In cybersecurity, human error is responsible in part for more than 90% of breaches. That means that somewhere in the chain of events leading to a successful cyberattack, an employee made a mistake that could have been avoided. Realizing this, many IT security organizations have collectively poured billions of dollars into cybersecurity awareness training, but with mixed to poor results. The reason is simple: most cyber security training courses are boring, intrusive, one-off efforts that employees prefer to avoid.
Mimecast Awareness Training takes a different approach. Our cyber awareness training programs are:
Mimecast cybersecurity awareness training focuses on five key areas.
With Mimecast, your employees get cybersecurity awareness training delivered in short doses every month. From ransomware and insider threat awareness training to HIPAA and GDPR awareness training, the scope of our comprehensive security awareness program has been developed by security experts and thought leaders in a number of industries.
Security awareness modules currently include:
|Phishing||Passwords||Data in Motion||Information Protection||Office Hygiene||HIPAA||GDPR|
Use of Shredder
|Social Media Posting||Data Usage|
|CEO Fraud||Strong Password||Unknown Media||Spoken / Sensitive Behavior||Physical Access - Tailgating||Reporting Breaches|
|Wire Transfer Fraud||My Cloud Storage||Social Media||Clean Desk||Spoken Disclosure|
|Vishing||Email & Inadvertent Leaks||Know Your Audience||Exposed Screen||Authenticate|
|Privileged User||Responsible Printing||Locked Screen|
By measuring employee awareness of cybersecurity best practices before and after training, you can easily measure the success of your investment. The table below shows the significant impact that Mimecast cybersecurity awareness training can have on your workforce. These gains are the result of training courses that engage employees with funny lessons on serious topics to drive home learning and change end-user behavior.
|More Knowledge: Awareness Before and After Training|
What is cybersecurity awareness training?
Cybersecurity awareness training helps employees understand their role in defending against a variety of cyber threats. Awareness training typically includes education about what threats look like, how they work, and what employees should do if they encounter a threat online or in an email.
Why use cyber security awareness training for employees?
Human error is involved in more than 90% of major security breaches. Cybersecurity awareness training can help to minimize the role of human error in security lapses and improve the security posture of an organization.
How effective is cyber awareness training?
The effectiveness of cyber awareness training depends on the quality and methodology of the program. Some programs are structured to deliver training in one lengthy setting, providing instruction to cover all cyber threats at once. Mimecast Awareness Training uses a more effective approach – providing short training sessions once each month on an ongoing basis to keep security best practices fresh in employees' minds.
How long does cyber awareness training take?
The duration of cyber awareness training depends on the program. While some programs require employees to take several hours away from work, Mimecast Awareness Training is delivered in 3- to 5-minute sessions once each month.