Engaging Cyber Security Awareness Training

Secure your staff’s security mindset

Engaging Cyber Security Awareness Training

Secure your staff’s security mindset

Cyber security staff training.

Your staff are your best line of defense against cyber threats, so it pays for all employees in your organization undergo security awareness training. Covering all topics, from the basics to advanced security tactics, Target Defense’s engaging training programs help you set a security mindset right across your business.

EMPOWER

Your employees are you best cyber defense. Empower your employees with the knowledge to be the first line of defense against cyber attacks

INFORM

Keep on top of the latest trends and threats. Inform your staff how attacks work and how attackers use the stolen data to benefit or harm the business.

EDUCATE

Flexible approach with one-off and regular schedules. Attacks are always evolving where attackers find more creative ways to exfiltrate sensitive information.

PRACTICE

Build a strong cyber security foundation. Prevention is always better than exercising damage control as information stolen can never be recovered.

Cyber Security is Everyone's Responsibility

One of the most common causes of information security incidents are social engineering attacks, where a malicious actor directly targets the human element of cyber security. These attacks can result in ransomware or other malware being deployed, business email compromise, all the way through to data breaches.

Simulated phishing services complement internally or externally held cyber security awareness trainings by providing real-world practical scenarios to cement learning and foster a security-first culture. Phishing as a service provides clients with up-to-date techniques utilised by real attackers, as well as visibility into performance and result metrics.

 

Simulated Phishing

Real-world adversaries heavily exploit staff through social engineering attacks or by masquerading as legitimate organisations in a phishing attack, most often via email though increasingly through SMS. Staff who interact with these malicious emails may unknowingly expose the organisation to a business email compromise (BEC), giving adversaries sensitive information, or access to internal networks through delivery of malware.

  1. How does simulated phishing help reduce business risk?

    Staff are a key first line of defence against social engineering attacks such as phishing; the ability to spot a phishing attempt and take appropriate action to report the email is critical to preventing business email compromise or to reduce the impact of ransomware or other malware.

    As attackers continue to improve their delivery methods and the complexity of attacks, phishing attempts can become difficult to spot, which is why having an information security specialist conduct the simulations with the latest up-to-date techniques can be necessary.

  2. What should I expect from a phishing campaign?

    At 1Hacker, we keep a close eye on advancing phishing methods, topics (such as subject lines and message content), and masqueraded organisations to consistently build up-to-date simulated phishing campaigns. By delivering these simulated emails in a safe environment to your staff, we can help build the skills needed to safely spot and action phishing attempts, without fear of putting the business at risk. Staff can then re-enforce their practical skills with security awareness training to ensure that not only can they identify a phishing attempt, but that the organisational impact and risk is well understood as to why phishing attempts should be prevented.

  3. How often should we run simulated phishing activities

    A recent study conducted by academics from several German universities tested the effectiveness of phishing training over time. The researchers determined that employees lost their ability to detect phishing emails six months after their initial training.

    Given the ongoing remote working due to the pandemic, combined with the ever-changing types of phishing and scam emails, regularly re-training staff on security policies around email and how to detect phishing can help organisations to fend off attacks.

Awareness Training

For organisations that have specific information security compliance requirements, Security Centric’s online training provides a convenient and cost-effective way to achieve the necessary general user training. Training is available for ISO27001, ISM, PCI-DSS and other security standards and can optionally be hosted in a face-to-face format by Security Centric’s subject matter experts.

  1. Why do organisations need cyber security awareness training?

    The importance of security awareness training cannot be understated. We all learn best when utilising a multi-modal approach; through simulated phishing campaigns, staff build practical and physical skills to identify and report phishing attempts in a safe environment, while online or face-face security awareness training provides the theoretical ‘why’.

  2. Online training options

    While organisations understand the importance of security awareness training, taking staff away from their main job for a course can be challenging. 1Hacker offers online security awareness training that covers all core aspects of information security delivered as a series of learning modules, each approximately 2 minutes in length. This gives organisations the option to have staff complete the course at their own pace, or in their own time as appropriate.

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