Employee Cybersecurity Training

Social Engineering Prevention

Many executives believe that employee cybersecurity awareness training for employees needs to be as serious as the topics they cover.  Lackluster training results in employees being unprepared to recognize or respond to real and evolving threats.  PhishingBox employee cybersecurity training will help employees embrace strong data security practices in everyday activities.Phishing attacks are one of the most common methods used by cybercriminals to steal information and infiltrate networks.

Phishing attacks are one of the most common methods used by cybercriminals to steal information and infiltrate networks.  Email spoofing and targeted email attacks seek to provoke unsuspecting users into clicking bad links, surrendering personal information and installing viruses and malware.  Get to your employees before the bad guys.  With PhishingBox, send unannounced phishing emails to your employees and, if they take the bait, educate them immediately.

Security breaches are at an all-time high.  Your employees are constantly under attack.  Can you ensure they are always prepared to protect themselves and your business from attacks that are constantly changing?  Unimaginative training has almost no effect in increasing your employees’ security awareness.  

No business is ever completely safe from cybercrime.  Hackers find more sophisticated ways to break into systems, steal data and disguise their threats to take advantage of unsuspecting businesses.  How does a business or organization keep up with so many security challenges?  Turn to the cybersecurity experts at PhishingBox.  

Employee cybersecurity awareness can play a critical role in the prevention of data leaks and malware infiltrations.  One study found that more than three-quarters of executives believe that employees have accidentally put company data at risk in the past year. 

Many organizations provide cybersecurity training only at the time of hire or as a part of an annual update exercise.  To be effective, cybersecurity training must be provided in small, digestible units designed to engage the target group of employees.  Training should be an ongoing experience geared toward changing employees’ behavior and attitude.  Walk them through the signs of an attack and encourage them to contact an IT specialist right away if something seems suspicious.  It is also recommended that security leaders regularly review employee behavior after the training to see if the lesson is learned.

In Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), the following data, collected over the past 10 years, sheds real insight:

  • Financial gain is behind 71% of data breaches
  • External forces are the main cause (around 80%) of data breaches
  • External forces are using employees and others to enact cybercrime goals, phishing and stolen credentials being the top two methods behind a data breach

Effective employee cybersecurity training is all in the approach.  The goal is to change the way your employees go about their daily work by educating them on the various forms of attack and instilling best-practice behaviors to protect themselves and your organization.  On average, it takes two months of daily practice for a habit to form, which means a one-off training session where attendees are bombarded with information and then sent on their way is simply not effective.  An ongoing training program that is regularly updated to keep up with the evolving threat landscape and incorporate new security protocols is key.

When it comes to the most effective cybersecurity training … put PhishingBox to work for your company or organization.  Contact a member of the PhishingBox team today for a demo and 7-day free trial by calling (877) 634-6847.

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