What is Security Awareness?
Security awareness training is a form of education that seeks to equip members of an organization with the information they need to protect themselves and their organization’s assets from loss or harm.
The goal of security awareness training is to arm your employees with the knowledge they need to combat these threats. Employees cannot be expected to know what threats exist or what to do about them on their own. They need to be taught what their employers consider risky or acceptable, what clues to look for that indicate threats, and how to respond when they see them.
“People are used to having a technology solution [but] social engineering bypasses all technologies, including firewalls. Technology is critical, but we have to look at people and processes. Social engineering is a form of hacking that uses influence tactics.” — Kevin Mitnick
How to Address Social Engineering?
Your employees are the weak link in your IT security. Social engineering is the number one security threat to any organization. The alarming growth in sophisticated cyber attacks makes this problem only worse, as cybercriminals go for the low-hanging fruit: employees. Numerous reports and white papers show organizations are exposed to massive increases in the number of cyber attacks over the past five years.
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