The ROI of Security Awareness Training
An analyst perspective published by Osterman Research
Security awareness training is designed to bolster user ability to recognize threats like phishing attempts, unusual requests that purport to be from their company CEO, malicious advertising on web pages, and a host of other threats that are designed to trick users into doing something that can wreak havoc within an organization. Users who are well trained on security issues will be more skeptical and more careful about opening emails, clicking on social media links, or visiting web pages without first checking for clues about their validity.
This white paper reviews the results of an in-depth survey of organizations conducted by Osterman Research and explores the financial justification for deploying a robust security awareness training program and demonstrates the significant return-on-investment (ROI) that can result.