Protecting your organisation begins with ensuring your employees are prepared to assist in keeping your computers and networks safe. The strongest security asset is already inside the company: the employees.
What types of risks do your employees post to your organisation?
- A network is more vulnerable to attacks if the passwords are weak
- Failing to update important security patches allows criminals to infiltrate the system and steal valuable data
- Download unreliable files from the internet or from spam emails can allow hackers to install silent malware on your network
- Falling prey to a social engineering attack
Social Engineering is one of the most sophisticated, nontechnical ways of stealing valuable data. It involves finding the weak link within an organisation and exploiting that vulnerability. Once the target is identified, data and information about the person in question are gathered from various sources such as social media and a phishing attack will be initiated with the intent of tricking that person into conducting a certain action such as downloading a file or opening a malicious website. The level of sophistication and design of the phishing attack will vary depending on the abilities and effort of said attacker but the outcome can be catastrophic and an easy entry point for cybercriminals.
This can be avoided with smart security training to cover methods of detecting these attacks and reducing the risk of this happening to your organisation. Smarttech offer a range of Cyber Security Awareness Training that can improve awareness, change behaviors and reduce risk.
Cyber Security Awareness Training and Education – Improve Awareness, Change Behaviours and Reduce Risks
Smarttech offers interactive training modules to help your employees understand security threats and implement best practices that reduce the risks to your organisation. To deliver the best security awareness training programmes, Smarttech has partnered with Security Innovation who was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant recently for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors.
Information Security & Privacy Awareness (ISPA) Program
Combining courses, videos, posters, tip sheets and other reinforcement assets, ISPA takes an interactive and engaging approach to help employees recognise the value of different types of sensitive information and drive the behavioural change needed to protect it.
ISPA is currently in use by over 200 organisations and is designed for general staff in roles such as human resources, legal, marketing, finance, sales, operations and customer service.
Eight eLearning modules
The ISPA program comprises of 8 highly interactive, 10-minute modules covering the following topics:
- Malware Awareness
- Password Security
- Social Engineering
- Email Security
- Physical Security
- Mobile Device Security
- Phishing Awareness
- Travel Security
Thousands of emails (or more!) move in and out of organisations daily. Many of these emails are legitimate, but some are malicious attempts to extract personal or sensitive information from the recipient.
Malware is a term used to describe Malicious software, and can encompass many different names, behaviours, types, and goals. Damage from malware can be as minor as having browser popups clutter your desktop, to stealing confidential information or money, and compromising or disabling systems and networks.
Mobile devices have more entry and exit points, with far less control than your corporate infrastructure. As device use and demand increase, corporate risk increases.
Unfortunately, users have found ways around complex password rules, by either choosing simple-to-remember, and therefore simple-to-guess passwords, keeping passwords physically at their desk or storing them in cleartext files on their desktop or mobile device. Learn to avoid these pitfalls here!
To protect your organisation, employees and information, every employee must know how to physically keep confidential information safe and prevent unauthorised access.
Want to learn more? Request your free trial of our security awareness training program!