The State of Email Security Report
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Reduce cyber risk with effective security awareness training from Mimecast.
Human error is responsible for more than 90% of security breaches. That means if your employees aren't ready to deal with a cyberattack, your organization isn't either. And while many companies have invested heavily in security awareness training, the results are often mixed or disappointing. Most awareness training programs are boring and time-consuming – busy employees resent the time it takes to learn things they think they already know or don't care about.
Mimecast Awareness Training is different – it's something employees actually look forward to and learn from. Engaging employees for just a few minutes each month with short, highly entertaining videos, Mimecast security awareness training helps you dramatically reduce risk by minimizing the employee mistakes that cause security breaches.
Created by top leadership from the US military, law enforcement and intelligence committee, The Mimecast Awareness Training platform combines a highly effective methodology with predictive analytics to address your most pressing security vulnerabilities.
Mimecast cyber awareness training is based on learning science that suggests lasting, meaningful behavioral change requires learning that is engaging, persistent and nonintrusive. It can't be boring, and it can't be a one-off exercise that takes hours out of a busy day. That's why Mimecast web and email security training uses a series of highly entertaining videos, no more than 2 – 3 minutes in length, written and produced by some of the best talent in the entertainment industry. Every few weeks, employees spend five minutes viewing a video and answering a few questions to measure progress in their security awareness.
Employees don't just "like" our security awareness training sessions, they love them. It's an entertaining break in their day that also drives home essential cybersecurity principles on a continual basis. It's also targeted – employees who need more attention based on their test results and risk scoring can receive additional training as needed.
Components of Mimecast employee security awareness training include:
Mimecast Awareness Training provides 12 to 15 modules of new information security awareness training content per year, ensuring that and users get fresh and persistent training throughout the year with updated learning about the continuously changing threat landscape.
Our program includes security awareness training on:
We know employees love our security awareness training – they tell us all the time. And by testing employee awareness before and after training modules, we also know how effective our methodology is.
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What is security awareness training?
Security awareness training educates employees about best practices for cybersecurity. An awareness training program will typically acquaint employees with the many threats they face as they send and receive email and surf the web each day. Training programs will also provide users with best practices for avoiding attacks and protecting the organization and themselves.
Why is security awareness training important?
Research shows that more than 90% of cyberattacks involve human error. An ill-advised action on the part of an employee may open the door to an attack, no matter how strong your defenses are. Security awareness training addresses these risks by familiarizing employees with the nature of cyberattacks and ways to identify and prevent them.
What are best practices for how to develop security awareness training?
Many security awareness training programs ignore basic best practices for education, delivering training in one-off sessions that overwhelm users with information, with content delivered in boring, fear-based messaging. Mimecast Awareness Training takes the opposite approach – we deliver short doses of awareness training on a monthly basis in an entertaining format that promotes user engagement and improves user retention of critical information.