With mass remote working scattering the perimeter, people have become an even bigger cyber risk for organisations. Hard to monitor and with mitigation requiring longer-term change programmes, security teams struggle to devote the necessary resources in an already busy threat environment.
Delivered as an ongoing programme of training and awareness, the Sapphire security awareness training managed service helps organisations upskill employees to imbue a culture of cybersecurity across the board. Delivered as a set of engaging rich content, our portal encourages cyber awareness with a cadence of learning designed to embed behaviour change.
Improve employees’ security awareness to develop greater human resilience and achieve everything from reducing social engineering to embedding best practice for homeworkers.
Educate user groups on security policies to improve uptake while reducing resource wastage. This can also help with reporting to auditors and regulators.
Rich content delivered through Sapphire’s portal allows complete and full reporting to understand the uptake of training campaigns and increased awareness. Content may also be provided for your Learning Management System (LMS) allowing flexible delivery.
Security awareness training is a form of cyber security education or training program meant to heighten security awareness about common threats amongst the wider employee base. This should include employees, contractors and temps. It is among the most cost-effective ways to reduce risk.
Topics should be selected to be engaging and encourage participation. Effective training programs can address issues such as:
Technology alone cannot provide your company with complete protection from cyber-attacks. It is essential to embed a culture and mindset of security into your people as they often form the first part of the attack chain.
Security awareness is crucial as it focuses on educating employees who have the lowest understanding of cyber security. On the other hand, a training program is meant to teach individuals the specialist skills needed to perform complex cyber security tasks more effectively.
Practical security awareness training turns your end-users into a solid last line of defence against cyber attacks. Depending on employee numbers, security awareness training can be conducted in different ways:
i. Dividing awareness content into digestible segments
All of the content delivered via our portal is visually rich, engaging and easy to consume, which has been broken down into smaller, easier to understand sections.
ii. Focus on the most relevant risks
To better understand what training should include, content should focus on key risks to your business environment. This helps with relevance, reduces resource burn and increases participation.
iii. Make the security awareness program resonate
Ensure you provide real-life stories and examples of cyber security attacks based on their working environment. This approach helps to build critical thinking.
Common methods for testing if your employees’ security awareness is on track include:
Industry standards usually mandate an organisation has as a minimum quarterly security awareness training, which offers an excellent opportunity to update employees on the latest trends, policies and threats, and changes to best practice.