Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Effective Strategies to Train Your Team

With cyber-attacks on the rise and more than 156 million phishing emails being sent out daily, there has never been a better time to ensure that your team is properly trained. A recent report shows a 53% spike in the hours spent on cybersecurity training among employees. After analyzing 25 industries — ranging from aerospace to banking and finance to medical — the report found that in 2021, 80% of organizations have seen significant increases in the total number of hours spent by employees on security training when compared to the year prior. Is your organization increasing its focus on cybersecurity training? 

Remember, your employees are the last line of defense against malicious attacks and ransomware. Hackers know that and are actively targeting employees. Putting your team in a conference room once or twice a year for training just doesn’t cut it anymore. Threats change every day and your team must be regularly reminded what to be on the lookout for. 

        • 81% of data breaches used stolen or weak passwords
        • Email phishing is the top ransomware attack vector
        • Email filters have an average 7-10% failure rate

The risks associated with having an uninformed team are cannot be overstated. Make a decision to train your team today and immediately reduce your risk of a successful breach. 

For assistance with effective cybersecurity training and other cyber-related issues, reach out to our team. And take advantage of your FREE Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kit here.