Cyber Awareness Training

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    The power of cyber awareness training - a critical component of cyber security 

    Cyber awareness – an understanding of potential cyber threats and how a user can avoid them.

    Increasing cyber security awareness among your users will undoubtedly help to prevent more cyber security threats. Email-borne threats have always targeted human beings, duping them into clicking on links, opening attachments or providing passwords and personal information that can be used to penetrate cyber security defenses. It doesn't matter how much you've invested in the latest cyber security tools or the most sophisticated cyber security strategies – if your users can't spot a suspicious link or a fraudulent email, your defenses are likely to be compromised.

    More than 90% of cyberattacks today begin with an email, and nearly one in four phishing emails are open by unsuspecting employees. By promoting greater cyber security awareness, you can transform your users from unwitting accomplices into frontline defenders in the war against cyber crime.

    Mimecast Awareness Training addresses all of the flaws in traditional training methodology to deliver cyber awareness training that employees love and, more importantly, that gets results.

    The power of cyber awareness training - a critical component of cyber security 

    Increasing cyber awareness: Why Mimecast cyber security awareness training actually works

    Cyber security awareness training is usually pretty boring stuff – which also makes it pretty ineffective. That's a big problem for many organizations, since human error plays a role in 90+% of security breaches.

    Theoretically, cyber security awareness training for employees should be able to address this risk. But despite the billions of dollars that organizations have poured into training solutions in recent years, the chance that companies of all sizes will get hacked is greater today than four years ago.

    Here's why: when cyber security awareness training can't hold employees' attention, there is little chance it can change behavior. Most awareness training programs aren't designed with education science in mind. Educators know that real learning happens when students are engaged and when the subject matter is broken down into chunks that can be easily digested. Yet most cyber security awareness training is tedious and/or delivered in intensive sessions that consume large portions of an employee's busy day.

    We keep it short. Each module is no more than 3 – 5 minutes in length. That means rather than taking the better part of a day to slog through security best practices, employees can accomplish their cyber awareness training on a very welcome break in their day. Each module covers a different topic, from email security awarness training that covers ransomware and phishing to compliance topics like HIPAA and GDPR awareness training.

    Mimecast offers an effective alternative that actually moves the needle on learning outcomes: massively engaging cyber security awareness training, delivered in short sessions once a month.

    Increasing cyber awareness: Why Mimecast cyber security awareness training actually works

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    Comprehensive topics in cyber security awareness training

    Mimecast Awareness Training was developed by leading cyber security experts from the U.S. military, law enforcement and the intelligence community. Each module covers one aspect of cyber security, web security or email security training, with new training delivered 12 to 15 times a year to ensure that content remains fresh and relevant.

    Current learning modules include topics in:

    Phishing Wachtwoorden Informatiebescherming HIPAA Hygiëne op het kantoor GDPR awareness training Gegevens in beweging


    Same Password

    Stolen Laptop

    Social Media Posting

    Use of Shredder

    Data Usage and Rights Personal Email
    CEO Fraud Strong Password Spoken / Sensitive Behavior Reporting Breaches Physical Access - Tailgating Unknown Media
    Wire Transfer Fraud Sociale Media Spoken Disclosure Clean Desk My Cloud Storage
    Vishing Know Your Audience Authenticate Exposed Screen Email & Inadvertent Leaks
    Privileged User Locked Screen Responsible Printing
    Public Wi-Fi
    Comprehensive topics in cyber security awareness training

    Advantages of Mimecast cyber security awareness training

    Cyber security training from Mimecast provides tremendous benefits over other approaches:

    • It's easy to manage. As an online platform, Mimecast cyber security awareness training can be deployed globally in just a few clicks. Components like phishing testing are amazingly easy to set up and deploy. And results are presented in easy-to-use dashboards, reports, drill downs and integrations.
    • Superior content. In addition to being highly entertaining, the content in our awareness programs is developed by industry experts with first-hand experience in addressing the challenges of cyber security.
    • Focused remediation. Personalized risk scores let you target individuals and groups with specialized and personalized remediation measures to make your limited training dollars go farther.
    • Seamless integration with comprehensive solutions. Mimecast Awareness Training is fully integrated with Mimecast's all-in-one suite of email security, web security and information archiving technology to deliver a single, comprehensive solution for protecting your organization.
    Advantages of Mimecast cyber security awareness training

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    FAQs: Understanding cyber awareness training

    What is security awareness?

    Security awareness is the understanding by individuals within a company of the many cyber threats that pose a risk to security. Security awareness also includes an understanding of how these threats work, what to do about them and how adhering to best practices can help to mitigate them.

    What is cyber awareness training?

    Cyber awareness training educates employees about the wide variety of threats they may encounter or actions they may take that could jeopardize their organization's security. Cyber awareness training helps employees understand what threats look like, how they work and how employees should respond when they encounter a threat.

    Why is cyber security awareness training important?

    The goal of awareness training is to mitigate the role of human error in causing or enabling security breaches. It's estimated that human error plays a role in more than 90% of major breaches, making cyber security awareness training a critical part of an organization's security posture.

    How effective is cyber awareness training?

    The effectiveness of cyber awareness training depends on the program. Some programs have proven remarkably ineffective; organizations may see no improvement in their security posture despite thousands of dollars invested in cyber awareness training programs. Mimecast Awareness Training has proven a highly effective alternative, with employee awareness increasing by as much as 400%, thanks to highly engaging training modules delivered in short sessions on an ongoing basis.

    How long does cyber awareness training take?

    Cyber awareness training programs vary widely in duration. Some are one-off sessions that seek to educate employees about all threats in a single setting. Mimecast Awareness Training offers a different approach – monthly training sessions that last no more than 3 – 5 minutes, to keep employees continually engaged in security topics and to keep security best practices fresh in their minds.

    FAQs: Understanding cyber awareness training

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