Why cyber security awareness training is important

Why cyber security awareness training is important

19 Oct 2023
Tech Insights
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Cyber security is not just a technical issue, but a human one. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to exploit our weaknesses, whether it’s through phishing, ransomware, social engineering or other methods. If they’re successful, they can steal our data, from personal details to financial information, and do irreversible damage to our businesses and livelihoods. That’s why cyber security awareness training is essential for any organisation to protect its people, data, reputation, and bottom line.

What exactly is cyber security awareness training?

Cyber security awareness training is the process of educating employees and stakeholders about the risks and best practices of cyber security. It helps them to recognise and avoid common threats, such as malicious emails, fake websites, suspicious attachments or unauthorised devices. It also teaches how to respond to a security breach, such as reporting the incident, changing passwords, contacting the IT team or following the recovery plan.

This kind of training is not a one-off event. There are always new trends, threats and updates that need to be familiarised and reinforced regularly. It should be tailored to the specific needs and roles of each employee, as well as the industry and regulatory standards of the organisation. It should also be engaging and interactive, using real-life scenarios, quizzes, feedback, and rewards to keep the learners motivated and informed.

What are the benefits of training for cyber security?

Significantly reduce the impact to your business

One of the benefits of cyber security awareness training is that it can reduce the likelihood and impact of cyber attacks. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, organisations that have effective security awareness programs experience 70% fewer successful attacks than those that don’t. This can save them millions of dollars in costs related to data loss, downtime, legal fees, fines or reputational damage. 

Stay compliant with regulations 

Being aware of the current or emerging cyber threats can help organisations improve their compliance with laws and regulations, such as the Privacy Act 1988 or the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme. These laws require organisations to protect personal information and notify affected individuals and authorities in case of a data breach. Demonstrating this commitment can enhance an organisation’s reputation and trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Empower your team and become more cyber-savvy 

Becoming more familiar with potential threats and how to combat them can foster a positive culture of cyber security in the organisation. By raising awareness and empowering employees to take responsibility for their actions, organisations can create a sense of ownership and accountability among their staff. This can improve their morale, productivity, and collaboration. It can also encourage them to share their knowledge and experiences with others, creating a network of cyber champions who can advocate for best practices and support their peers.

Cloud Connect has your cyber security awareness training covered

At Cloud Connect WA, we understand the importance of cyber security awareness training for your business. That’s why we offer a range of solutions to suit your needs and budget. Whether you need online courses, live workshops, or customised programs, we have the expertise and experience to deliver quality training that will make a difference. We also provide managed security services that can monitor and protect your network from cyber threats 24/7. Our services include firewall management, endpoint protection, vulnerability scanning, threat detection and response, backup and recovery, and more.

Don’t let cyber criminals take advantage of your people. 

Contact us today to find out how we can help you create a cyber-savvy culture in your organisation. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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