Why Your Business Needs Security Awareness Training
As technology advances, so does the skill of hackers and their risk to your business. Therefore, the need for preventative security awareness training in
As technology advances, so does the skill of hackers and their risk to your business. Therefore, the need for preventative security awareness training in order to protect your data is ever-growing.
According to the World Economic Forum, 95% of successful cyberattacks are due to human error. This means that every employee is susceptible to cyber security issues and should be individually trained on how to mitigate any attacks or breaches that impact your business.
Read on to explore the key benefits of security awareness training and help your business fight cyber-attacks.
1) Protecting Client Data
As a business, it is your responsibility to look after client data. Therefore, if any cyber-security breaches were to occur, damage to company reputation for client care would pose as much risk as economic damage.
Consequently, customers are likely to lose trust in a company after a data breach and may even terminate their use of your business’ service as a result. Moreover, failure to protect client data can also result in fines and regulatory sanctions, resulting in a PR and economic disaster.
With the right security awareness training, your employees will be highly trained in how to prevent cyber-attacks and data breaches, so your business can ensure its clients data remains protected.
2) Financial Protection
Increased financial protection is another key benefit of providing security awareness training to your employees.
By training your employees, this loss becomes easily avoidable – and with cyberattacks increasing in frequency, so much so that 2022 saw a 43% rise in cyberattacks from the previous year, this is becoming increasingly important.
3) Employee Confidence
Security awareness training can provide increased awareness of cyber security risks and best practices, which naturally translates to increased confidence in their ability to protect client data and prevent leaks. This is great for company morale and productivity.
With higher volumes of employees working hybrid or remote, it is increasingly important to ensure employee confidence when it comes to preventing and dealing with cyber security issues and data breaches.
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At Bold IT, we offer bespoke security awareness training packages, which will be tailored to your company’s specific needs and requirements.
As part of our training packages, we assess your business externally, exploring what we believe one of your business emails would look like. From this we will create bespoke phishing emails that will appear genuine, mirroring your branding and including team members names.
These simulated phishing emails will then be sent to your whole team on a monthly basis, and those who fail will then be provided with additional training to ensure they understand how to stop future phishing attacks.
We also use vulnerability scans to identify the weakest area of your business’ security and tailor your training based on our findings, increasing the awareness of these weaknesses, and ensuring the right preventative training.
Our courses are quick, easy, and arranged to suit your calendar, allowing your company to continue its usual productivity.
Finally, our training is reinforced with cutting-edge cyber-security managed services. These include constant network monitoring, dark web monitoring, and a cyber essentials consultation.
Customer satisfaction is at the centre of our ethos. We take IT support off the computer screen and into communities, such as your business, helping to streamline your operations with tailored IT solutions and fend off cyber-attacks before they even get a chance to happen.