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Why Train Your Employees on Cybersecurity?

May 11, 2021 | Cyber Security, Tips & Tricks

Why Train Your Employees on Cybersecurity?

As cybercriminals continue to deploy security breaches for businesses worldwide, the statistics of compromised data are on an all-time high.

Gartner says the worldwide information security market is forecast to reach $170.4 billion in 2022. Another report from Cybint states 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error.

It makes sense because phishing and social engineering are the two most common cyberattacks designed to take advantage of human errors and trick them into taking action.

Human errors can take place in different forms such as:

  • Clicking on a corrupted link
  • Opening an infected attachment
  • Visiting a malicious website
  • Sharing confidential information over email or phone

How Can You Prevent Cyberattacks by Human Errors?

The simple answer is – Training.

It is unfair for any organization to expect their employees to know the dos and don’ts of security when the cyberattack landscape is constantly evolving. On the other hand, without proper training, employees are left in the dark to take actions at their discretion, resulting in a costly affair if there were to be a security breach.

A regular cybersecurity training for your employees will help them understand the following things:

  • The significance of their vagility towards cyberattacks
  • How to differentiate between legitimate and malicious communication, whether it is in the form of email, phone call or in-person
  • How to spot suspicious activity in their usual machine or software
  • How securely exchange critical information with internal and external stakeholders
  • How to protect their credentials from being compromised on the dark web

It may seem like a simple solution to bigger problems, but training your employees on cybersecurity is one of the top defences to protect your business from bad actors. If you want Idealogical to host a cybersecurity employee training session for your business, contact us by call at 905-474-4332 or email at info@idealogical.com. 

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