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    Security Awareness Training

    Overview

    Reduce the risk of human error with security awareness training done right

    Even with a robust email security perimeter in place, attackers can try to bypass it and operate inside your email network. When you analyze the anatomy of most successful cyberattacks, nearly all of them have one thing in common. Some user, somewhere, did something that could have been avoided. In fact, research shows that human error is involved in more than 90% of all security breaches. If your employees aren’t ready for a cyberattack, the unfortunate truth is that your organization isn’t either. An engaging security awareness training program will help turn your employees into your first line of defense.

    Features

    Mitigate the risk of human error

    Continuous, engaging, video-based micro-learnings can increase your employees' cyber hygiene.

    SAFE Phish

    Mimecast SAFE Phish quickly and easily converts real-life, de-weaponized phishing attacks into simulations in real-time. SAFE Phish works in concert with Mimecast Email Security to keep employees safe by blocking malicious content, then allowing them to learn from it - giving the right test at the right time.

    SAFE Score

    Mimecast SAFE Score summarizes insights about employees’ security knowledge - captured through GDPR-compliant data collection processes - to provide insight into the human side of corporate security. Drawing on extensive data from your industry, it's designed to help you better understand cyber risk and provide greater support for end-users, including personalized training for those who need it most.

    Benefits
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    Security awareness training that makes employees an active part of your defense

    Knowledge is power. When it comes to your employees, increasing knowledge with security awareness training is one of the most effective ways to reduce your cybersecurity risk. Mimecast Awareness Training addresses serious topics in a seriously funny way to engage your employees and change behavior.

    Boring security education training and awareness programs do not drive results. Instead, it causes your employees to switch off. According to learning science, learning must be both persistent and non-intrusive for lasting and meaningful behavioral change.

    That's why Mimecast decided to take a different approach. Employees don't just & "like" our awareness training videos – they love them. They print T-shirts based on our characters. And most importantly, they internalize critical cybersecurity concepts that help keep your organization safe.

    How It Works

    Mimecast Security Awareness Training, explained.

    Human error can play a role in cyberattacks, but with consistent, brief, relevant security awareness training, employees can help keep your organization safe.

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    FAQs

    Security Awareness Training FAQs

    What is security awareness?

    Security awareness refers to employee understanding of cyber hygiene, identifying the many ways attackers try to breach critical business systems or personal accounts, and how users play a critical role in stopping attacks to protect their organization.

    What is awareness training?

    In cybersecurity, awareness training is a program designed to help users and employees understand the role they play in helping to combat information security breaches. Awareness training helps employees to understand risks and identify potential attacks they may encounter as they receive email and use the web. Awareness training also acquaints employees with best practices for avoiding risk.

    Why do we need security awareness training?

    Research suggests that human error is involved in more than 90% of security breaches. Security awareness training mitigates user risk by educating employees about the potential mistakes and proper procedure they need to follow when utilizing email and the web. It promotes more secure behaviors to protect personal and organization data.

    What are best practices for how to develop security awareness training?

    Effective security awareness training focuses on engaging today’s workforce to reduce user risk. Many security awareness training programs ignore education best practices, delivering training in one-off sessions that overwhelm users with information or worse, are forgettable. For training to stick, it needs to be persistent, delivered regularly in small doses, to fit employees’ busy schedules. Most importantly, positive reinforcement and humor performs better than fear-based or boring messaging to improve retention of critical security topics.

    Does Mimecast offer Microsoft Office 365 security and compliance training?

    Mimecast Awareness Training includes many topics that are relevant to Microsoft Office 365 security and compliance. These include instructions in compliance for GDPR, PCI and HIPAA as well as training in how to deal with impersonation fraud, ransomware and phishing attacks.

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