Ninety per cent of successful network breaches are caused by user error according to a 2017 report. The last and most important line of defence against those seeking to damage or steal your data is your users. The staff who you allow access to your data are the ones who can inadvertently give access to nefarious parties by clicking the wrong link or opening the wrong email.
Unfortunately, even if you have the best cutting-edge firewall, email filtering and web filtering all it takes is a cybercriminal to send an email from a hacked email account with a nefarious link or attachment. At that point it is totally up to the user to use their discretion as to whether to open the open or delete it.
The risk of breaches allowed by users is significantly reduced through the user of regular training and simulations. Forsythes Security Awareness Training service sends monthly targeted ransomware or phishing emails to your staff to train staff on identifying risky emails. The service also contains short training sessions on various cybersecurity topics including phishing and ransomware. You'll receive a report on each month's simulation, whether any staff opened the email and who has completed the training, so you can be assured that your staff are cybersecurity aware.
Along with your network security, AntiVirus, AntiSpam and DNS Protection, Security Awareness Training is part of the essential arsenal in protecting your productivity and your data. If you'd like to find out more about our Security Awareness Training service, then please get in touch with our team.
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