The 2018 OAIC data breach statistics revealed that over 75% of successful security breaches start with human error. The most common cyber attacks come in the form of malicious emails sent to unsuspecting employees, meaning employees are literally the first line of defence.
Although we often focus on technology solutions to solve security problems, our people are often still the weakest link, especially non-IT savvy users. If I had to spend a dollar in time or technology, I would look to close this gap while providing an education process that teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices and regulatory compliance.
The best cyber security protection mechanism is in the active and ongoing education of your employees. Experience has shown that quick, relevant, and ongoing training during an employee’s tenure with an organisation are the best way to arm end users to become an organisation’s first line of cyber-defense.
A good security awareness training program should include :
- Giving you the ability to build policy documents and procedures.
- Deliver engaging and relevant security awareness training for your staff.
- Send regular spear phishing campaigns to test and upskill your users.
- Report on training progress and track risk reduction over time.
Cythera provides businesses with the ability to significantly reduce risk, decrease incidents and related IT help desk costs, protect their reputation by experiencing fewer breaches, and secure your organisation. Contact us to start your cyber awareness program today.