Security Awareness

Breaches should be the first thing that comes to mind whenever you think about security awareness tooling and training.

Although the precise number of breaches you can prevent with this kind of tooling and training is not easily quantifiable, it’s possible to quantify the incidence and prevalence of breaches before and after a successful awareness campaign.

The outcome would provide a good metric to assess the ROI of security awareness training. This may not provide an ideal picture, but considering the cost of breaches is in the multi-billions while security awareness training is inexpensive, whether to invest in a security awareness training shouldn’t be given a second thought.

Although always thought of as the exclusive domain of chief information security officers (CISOs), every organization should desire a culture of security. And it’s not an easy feat; it takes several instances of awareness campaigns and training as well as having the right attitude and objectives.

Pasqualle Verwoerdt
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To be clear: we are not saying technology should be discarded. It is a vital component of any effective security program.

But even with the level of investment in technology we see today, more than 99% of attacks rely on human error. This means a security strategy that does not primarily focus on people is likely to fail. Since most organizations are technology-centric, the challenge is to transform into a secure culture security strategy. One that focuses on promoting security awareness and secure behavior to reduce risk.

Investing in a security awareness training program helps you build a more robust technological defense against the obviously costly breaches. Because technological defenses require input from people, setting your employees on a path to being more security-conscious is the only way to go. Another angle that makes this necessary is the fact that today’s hackers don’t approach their goings-on through technological means but rather use people often considered an easy way into a protected network.

Based on the findings of an initial assessment, we offer your employees a tailored security awareness training curriculum. They will learn to recognize situations and understand the inherent information security risks. We offer online and offline training that is specific, relevant, fun, and actionable when performing job-related tasks.

This approach, supported by an evidence-based framework, will help create long-term behavior changes. A security awareness framework will provide step-by-step guidance to help deploy impactful phishing simulations and security awareness training.

A framework will also ensure program results are measured, reported, and optimized on an ongoing basis and will result in a security awareness program optimized to meet corporate objectives.

Once a baseline level of awareness training has been achieved, it is a good time to start influencing unwanted behaviors. The information acquired from the initial analysis should be used by a cross-functional team of representatives from relevant internal functions to create change campaigns.

When your organization has matured its approach to performing behavioral change campaigns and has proved its effectiveness, you can start making sure the approach is sustainable in the long term. This can be done by integrating secure behavior objectives into your organization’s strategic framework.

We offer specific security awareness program: Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

The vast majority of today’s threats require humans to activate them. Make sure your users know what to do when faced with a real threat by providing them with targeted education. Kahuna’s unique people-centric approach can reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections by up to 90%.

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