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When you look at what went wrong after a major data breach, you'll inevitably find one common theme to most cyberattacks: human error. Some employee at some point in the process took an action that could have been avoided – and that made the attack possible. In fact, employee mistakes are involved in more than 90% of major data breaches.
Employee security awareness training should be able to stop this unfortunate trend. But most security awareness programs are ineffective. Despite committing billions of dollars to cybersecurity awareness training, organizations today are more likely to experience a breach than they were four years ago.
Here's the problem with most employee security awareness training: it's almost always boring, time-consuming and overwhelming. Critical learning is packaged in sessions that go on for hours, that inundate attendees with information, and that simply can't keep employees' attention. It's a recipe for education disaster.
At Mimecast, we offer another, far more effective option for employee security awareness training: highly entertaining training videos, packaged in easily digestible learning modules that take less than five minutes to complete, and delivered once a month on an ongoing basis.
Simply put, it works. Humorous content keeps employees alert and engaged. Short training modules make it easy to understand and digest critical subjects. And monthly training sessions make security an ongoing priority for employees at every level.
Mimecast employee security awareness training achieves behavioral change by focusing on four things:
With Mimecast employee security awareness training, you can dramatically move the needle on knowledge of basic security issues. Each module takes a complex security topic and breaks it down into four critical pieces of information:
While the subject matter is serious, the approach is lighthearted. With 12 to 15 new modules created each year, training stays fresh for users while covering the most critical topics in a continuously changing threat landscape.
Current topics covered by Mimecast Awareness Training include:
Security awareness is cognizance of the broad range of cyber threats that pose a risk to the security of an organization. Security awareness includes an understanding of what the threats are, how they work, and how individuals can take actions to mitigate them.
What is employee security awareness training?
Security awareness training is a program that educates employees about the best practices for handling cyber threats as well as the behaviors that can jeopardize personal and organizational security.
Why is employee security awareness training important?
Human error is a significant cause of major data breaches. Employee security awareness training helps individuals, departments and organizations improve security by learning to avoid the mistakes that lead to security issues.
Can Mimecast help with Office 365 security and compliance training?
Yes. Mimecast Awareness Training provides education on a broad variety of topics for security and compliance in Office 365, including the danger of phishing emails, ransomware and CEO fraud as well as HIPAA, PCI and GDPR compliance.