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Get your employees engaged in IT security awareness with Mimecast's highly effective training modules with continuous testing and targeted learning.
When it comes to your employees, promoting IT security awareness is business-critical for one simple reason: more than 90% of security breaches involve human error. That means your greatest assets – your people – are also one of your biggest security risks.
Many organizations have dumped a lot of money into security awareness training in an effort to instill greater IT security awareness among users. Unfortunately, the ROI on these efforts is usually disappointing. Most security awareness training for employees fails to change behavior, and it's not hard to see why: training is usually boring. It's often packaged in long, tedious sessions that employees dread – or worse, avoid – and once it's over, best practices are soon forgotten.
That's why Mimecast decided to turn IT security awareness training on its head. Rather than run-of-the-mill security awareness courses that read like a PowerPoint presentation, we've developed massively engaging, video-based training that uses one of education's most powerful tools: humor. Simply put, our stuff is hilarious. With the help of top talent from the entertainment industry, we've put together a series of mini sitcoms that mix a little learning with a lot of laughs. Employees don't just like our IT security awareness courses – they love them, and they ask for more.
To avoid information overload, we deliver IT security awareness courses in 3- to 5-minute modules that employees engage with roughly once each month. That keeps learning fresh and makes sure that IT security awareness is continually on their radar.
Mimecast Awareness Training was developed by cybersecurity leaders from the military, law enforcement and the intelligence community. The program instills IT security awareness by focusing on four things.
Constant testing in Mimecast Awareness Training not only enables you to target your weakest links, it helps to demonstrate the effectiveness of your efforts. The table below shows what's possible when you flip the formula for security training to engage employees rather than scare them, and to make IT security awareness training a welcome and regular part of their routine rather than a dreaded annual chore.
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Beyond delivering clear and measurable results, there are many reasons to choose Mimecast for IT security awareness training.
Security awareness refers to awareness of the many kinds of security threats that an organization faces and how employees can help to mitigate and avoid them.
Why is IT security awareness important?
IT security awareness addresses the problem of human error in an organization's security posture. Employee actions and mistakes are involved with a significant number of major data breaches. By improving IT security awareness, organizations can help employees become part of their security defense rather than a security risk.
How long to take to build an IT awareness security program?
The time required to build an IT awareness security program depends on the technology and methodology you choose. As an online platform, Mimecast Awareness Training can be deployed and configured quickly, rolling out awareness training to a global workforce easily.
Does Mimecast cover Office 365 security and compliance training?
Mimecast Awareness Training covers many topics that are critical to Office 365 security and compliance training, including modules on HIPAA and GDPR compliance as well as phishing emails, CEO/wire fraud and ransomware.