The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Protect your organization with email security training from Mimecast. Our courses feature targeted training developed by real-world experts.
Email continues to be one of the top vectors for cyberattacks. From phishing emails and ransomware to impersonation and CEO fraud, many of the most devastating security breaches originate with an email. Human error is central to the success of these attacks – it only takes one employee making one mistake to enable a security catastrophe.
Email security training can significantly mitigate human error – but only when training courses are effective. Sadly, too many cyber security training courses are boring, time-consuming and poorly conceived, making it hard for employees to pay attention let alone learn the best practices they need to master.
Mimecast offers a fresh alternative: email security training that uses humorous videos and short monthly trainings that keep employees engaged and entertained while they build IT security awareness without even knowing it.
Studies that humor is a highly effective tool in education. Ask any educator – humor works with students of all ages, promoting greater learning results and long-term memory retention.
To improve the effectiveness of cyber security awareness training, Mimecast programs are designed to get employees laughing. Each module centers on a short video written by real movie/TV comedy writers and acted and produced by industry pros. With recurring characters in mini sitcoms, our email security training videos cover serious topics in a lighthearted way to effectively drive home critical learning about best practices.
Each training module lasts no more than five minutes. And rather than have employees plow through training in a few hours, Mimecast email security training happens once a month to avoid overloading employees and to enable content to address emerging security concerns.
Mimecast Awareness Training includes not only email security training but courses on a wide variety of other cybersecurity topics as well. With Mimecast's program, you can count on:
Benefits of Mimecast email security training include:
What is email security training?
Email security training is a security awareness program that helps employees deal with a variety of email-borne attacks. Email security training can help employees spot the signs of an attack and know how best to respond to achieve the optimal outcome.
Why do we need security awareness training?
Security awareness training is critical for one reason: most cybersecurity attacks involve some level of human error. Effective security awareness training can help employees to better recognize the signs of an attack and to avoid the kind of action or behavior that puts the organization and themselves at risk.
How long does cybersecurity training take?
The length of cybersecurity training courses varies widely. Some programs concentrate several hours of learning into a single session, while others may spread learning out over multiple training modules. Mimecast Awareness Training uses 3- to 5-minute modules delivered monthly to make training a regular part of an employee's responsibilities without overwhelming them with lengthy training sessions and lots of information.