Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Employees
Areas of learning & best practices to consider when implementing training at your business
IT policies – Work with your IT department to develop clear cybersecurity policies (password safety, VPN use, work from home protocols, etc.) and ensure your training covers a review of them.
Accountability – Explain employees’ responsibilities and accountability when using company issued devices, continually emphasizing the importance of data security and legal obligations to protect confidential information.
Passwords – Train employees about password best practices, including how to choose a strong password, and the importance of not reusing passwords.
Notification procedures – Should a breach happen, employees need to know how to report the incident to your IT team.
Unauthorized software – Inform employees that they shouldn’t download unauthorized software on company devices.
Suspicious links – Training should show employees how to identify and avoid suspicious links in web browsers, documents, and email.
Responsible email use – Employees need to learn the tell-tale signs of email scams, which can include unusual spelling, an unknown sender, or an unexpected, urgent request for credentials or funds.
Social engineering and phishing – Your training needs to help employees recognize the tactics hackers use in these attack types.
Physical security – Tell employees to safeguard their computers by locking them if they walk away.
Stimulate attacks – Demonstrating different cyberattack types can help employees better identify them in real-life scenarios.
Interactive modules – If employees aren’t engaged in their training, it won’t be as effective. Breaking up your training into shorter, interactive modules encourages meaningful engagement with the information they need to know.
Continuous training – One time is not enough: train your employees thoroughly and regularly.
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