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User Awareness Training Helps Educate Employees to Protect Companies against Cyber Breaches
1888 Press Release - The threats seem to be around every virtual corner and companies are trying to find methods to defend against them. One simple way is widespread and effective user awareness education of every individual in a company, which can help businesses of any size reduce the risk of a cyber breach.
ORINDA, Calif.- As recent headlines have shown, just one incident involving breached data or the spread of a destructive virus can weaken the underpinnings of a strong business in the blink of an eye. The threats seem to be around every virtual corner and companies are trying to find methods to defend against them. One simple way is widespread and effective user awareness education of every individual in a company, which can help businesses of any size reduce the risk of a cyber breach.
"User awareness training is an excellent way to educate employees and help protect organizations from cyber threats," explained CipherEx's (www.CipherEx.com) President and Founder, Siamak Behbahani. "The program should be designed so that it is easy for people to comprehend and retain the information."
When implementing a program, be sure that it covers key areas such as security in the office, password security, social engineering, securing data, sharing info/social networks, internet file sharing services, mobile data storage devices, data destruction and phishing/spear phishing.
Such security training courses should cover a range of areas in which security practices are addressed in a format that is easy for users to understand.
For end-user training to be effective, the people going through the program must understand and retain the information. Information in user awareness training should ideally be delivered in short sessions. In addition, the material must be easy to digest and learn without losing the user's interest. Short, individual video presentations with movement and sound allow employees to take courses at their own pace.
Finally, reviews and quizzes should be incorporated into the training to help make sure that the employees have retained the information. Built-in testing techniques that allow IT managers to assess and review the learner's retention are a key component of any user awareness training system.
Also, a great way to reinforce the cyber security training is to incorporate reminders into the daily work flow. Visual means, such as screen savers and posters, are effective tools for refreshing the material and supporting learner retention.
There are many options available for end-user training. Research indicates that the scope of the CipherEx end-user training system covers key elements of the training in an easy-to-use, affordable format.
Behbahani added, "We at CipherEx have developed a highly effective user awareness training system which covers key elements of cyber security in easy to understand short video presentations. It is a cost effective way to train employees. Each video takes 1 ½ to 3 minutes and the entire video course is covered in about 40 minutes. The system offers a LMS, as well as a monitoring feature for IT."
Learn more about CipherEx's user awareness training at http://www.cipherex.com/awareness-training.
About CipherEx - Since 2003, the people at CipherEx have been serving major global corporations with network and network security consulting, improving productivity and ROI in a more secure environment. The company's user awareness training covers key areas such as security in the office, password security, social engineering, securing data, sharing info/social networks, internet file sharing services, mobile data storage devices, data destruction and phishing/spear phishing in easy-to-understand video presentations that are a cost effective way to educate employees about cyber risks. To learn more, visit www.CipherEx.com.
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