COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION & CULTURE
More lucrative than the drugs trade, cybercrime is now worth 0.8% of the global economy. If cybercrime was a country, its GDP would rank 27th – above Singapore, Austria and Denmark.
Cybersecurity is now part of our daily lives and much like learning how to be street-smart, people of all ages rapidly need to learn how to be cyber-smart to stay safe. Much like the awareness programmes we deliver to the Enterprise, we work with schools to integrate cybersecurity awareness programmes for their staff along with their own initiatives on teaching children how to stay safe online.
An Effective communication is critical
According to SANS’s 2016 Security Awareness Report, one of the biggest hurdles companies face when delivering security awareness programmes is that it is often carried out by those who have strong technical skills but relatively weak soft-skills. However a big part of any security awareness program depends on soft skills, particularly communication. Security awareness practitioners need to explain to people WHY awareness is important to them (so they care) and WHAT to do in simple terms they can understand. Good teachers, including those from the security industry, find a way of making a message resonate with those they’re training. Security awareness touches everyone in the organisation, so what you communicate and how you communicate to various stakeholders is critical to gain support, buy-in, and behaviour change.
The target? An enduring security culture
The challenge for most organisations is first to achieve secure behaviour, and then progress to creating an enduring, secure culture with effective ways to monitor, measure and demonstrate it.
HOW EXPOSED ARE YOU TO PHISHING?
No one likes to be fooled but people are still the weak link in an organisations security, falling for phishing even more often than before leading to security breaches and fraud.
Phishing and social engineering threats are at an all-time high with more organisations suffering now than ever before. Cyber criminals are reaping the benefits from poor security awareness as shown by the rise in cyber fraud including the Ransomware threat that has exploded over the last year.
Security technology is not enough – better security education and decision making at the user level will help prevent your school being the next victim.The Phishing Exposure Assessment by Infosec Partners safely simulates phishing attacks to test the security awareness of your staff as well as evaluate your network security infrastructure’s ability to repel attacks.
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