Probably you are aware of the growing threat of cybercrime and data breaches. Recent theft of 143 Million personal records from Equifax and 64 Million Dollars stolen from a bank in December 2017 are examples of how serious this threat is and how urgent it is for us to train our employees.
Breaches happen to small companies
We hear about data breaches in the news including Target, Home Depot and Sony but did you know that a Verizon study found that 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees?
Data Breaches can be deadly
Not only do data breaches happen to small companies but the impact could be much greater. A National Cyber Security Alliance Study found that 60% of small to midsize companies go out of business within 6 months of a data breach. The costs and reputation damage of a data breach may be too much to recover from.
Employees are your weakest link
During my discussions, I noticed that as a wise IT manager you have taken steps to protect your company. You have installed network firewalls, regularly patch your computers with vendor security patches and have deployed anti-virus software. But technology alone cannot stop cybercrime and data breaches. IBM found that 95% of data breaches are caused by human error. That makes your employees your weakest link in terms of cyber security.
Employees need cyber security training
In order to minimize the risk of data breaches, companies need to focus on the cause of 95% of data breaches – their employees. The best way to minimize data breaches is to train employees on cyber security and how to recognize possible threats.
Introducing our employee security training
Breach Prevention Security training is interesting and engaging and makes extensive use of multimedia. Employees will learn about phishing scams, ransomware, phones scams and the dangers of public Wi-Fi. The training hits a broad range of security topics.
To learn more about out exciting new Breach Prevention Security training. Go to: What is ransomware and Breach Secure Training introduction links. Click here to see sample weekly video training. It is 1 to 2 minutes long each week.