How can education help your business avoid an information security breach? Take a look at our cyber security awareness FAQs to understand the what and the why and we can then work on the how!
Why Security Awareness?
Business information is valuable! Whether it is payment data, client information, product IP, employee files or something else, there will be a buyer for it. Cyber criminals know this all too well and will look to steal all the above and more and sell to the highest bidder.
Maybe your business data has little or no value on the face of it but think about what could happen if it got in the wrong hands. Reputation damage? Product designs in the hands of your competitors? Client exposure? When you think of the consequences it soon becomes clear your data is very valuable indeed.
It depends on the type of data you process and store. If you handle personal identifiable information then you are certainly obliged to comply with the data protection act, and soon the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). There are also additional regulations for other data types – seek legal advice if you are not sure.
We use the best cyber security technology to prevent attacks so why do we need to educate our employees?
It’s great that you have invested in technology but if your employees do not know how to create strong passwords, or recognise phishing attacks, or encrypt files then I am afraid your money may have been wasted. The majority of data breaches can be traced back to human error. Educate your workforce and the risk decreases by up to 70%.
In short…YES! Not only do they reduce the risk of a successful cyber attacks, they also provide a documented and tracked compliance check. Should your data be breached in the future that compliance record will be critical in persuading the investigators that you took all reasonable measures to prevent the attack from happening. If the business is found negligent it can result in director prosecutions.
OK, I'm convinced. Tell me more.
An effective campaign is made up of multiple components in order to engage your employees and create a security first culture. Typically a campaign will consist of e-learning courses, micro-lessons, animated hack stories, simulated phishing attacks, newsletters, posters and various other engagement activities.
Every campaign is tailored for your business to achieve maximum impact. We will talk through the requirements with you and suggest a programme of deliverables.
Absolutely! It might be simple branding across the products or it might be a completely custom developed learning environment. Whatever the level of customisation you choose, we can deliver it.
You do require an LMS to deliver and track the e-learning but don’t worry, we have our own in-house LMS system which we can set you up on and use to deliver the content to your employees.
I want to go ahead...what's next?
First of all we need to meet and discuss the requirements. We will then put together a campaign plan and provide costs for delivery. Once approved by you we can start the development and delivery phase. We take on all the workload to relieve the burden on you.
It depends on the components for delivery but we can usually deliver the first components of a campaign within a week of receiving a signed purchase order.
There are many factors that determine the costs of a campaign and therefore it is difficult to put a price on a campaign before we have discussed with you. We aim to provide a proposal including costs within 2 days of discussing requirements with you.
Get in touch and let’s discuss this further!