Cybersecuritycybersecurity awareness training

Companies rely on security software suites to protect themselves from breaches. While programs like firewalls, antivirus, and email filters can protect IT systems effectively, they cannot catch all threats.

Cybercriminals also attack businesses by exploiting the biggest security vulnerability – your employees. People usually practice unsafe cybersecurity behaviors, such as clicking on phishing emails and using weak passwords. This can lead to hackers getting access to your company’s technology systems and confidential data. Therefore, your staff must learn the signs of a cybersecurity attack by taking part in a training program.

Learning Formats

Your company can run a security awareness training program using a combination of these learning formats:

  • In-person and online presentations
  • Tutorial videos with end-of-lesson quizzes
  • Interactive games
  • Simulated phishing tests
  • Mentoring from department heads

Session Topics

Communication Channels

  • Email alerts
  • Screen savers
  • Newsletters
  • Handouts
  • Posters
  • Infographics
  • Promotional gifts
  • Internal chat threads

Make the Security Awareness Training a Success

  • Align the program with business goals
  • Get buy-in from staff
  • Provide training at least quarterly
  • Include it as part of employee orientation
  • Tailor the program to employee roles and problem areas
  • Incorporate real-world scenarios into lessons
  • Do not overload staff with too much information at once
  • Offer a choice to test out of lessons they already know
  • Give awards to top performers, such as free lunches and gift cards

Track Program Success

  • Periodic network assessments
  • Employee progress reports
  • Employee surveys

For more information about setting up a security awareness training program as part of our Security as a Service, you can contact us by calling 877-794-3811 or