What is security awareness training?
Security awareness training is an education process that teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices, and even regulatory compliance. A comprehensive security awareness program for employees should train them on a variety of IT, security, and other business-related topics. These may include how to avoid phishing and other types of social engineering cyberattacks, spot potential malware behaviors, report possible security threats, follow company IT policies and best practices, and adhere to any applicable data privacy and compliance regulations (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)
Studies have shown that quick, relevant, and continuous training throughout the employee’s tenure with a company are the best way to arm end users to become an organization’s first line of cyber-defense.
of successful network breaches
were caused by user error*
*2017 Verizon Data Breach Report
Why businesses need security awareness training
Although businesses may feel their employees wouldn’t be fooled by something like a phishing scam, cybercriminals still use this attack method because it continues to be successful. In fact, the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report revealed that 93% of successful security breaches start with phishing.
With regular training for employees that includes phishing simulations, courses on IT and security best practices, and data protection and compliance training, businesses can significantly reduce risk, decrease infections and related help desk costs, protect their reputation by experiencing fewer breaches, and secure their overall cybersecurity investment.
Why Webroot Security Awareness Training is different
User error accounts for up to 90% of successful breaches. With computer-based training, you can significantly change the odds.
Ongoing user training ensures your clients are kept up to date on the latest methods of attack, so they stay on track and out of the headlines.
Protect users and data, avoid fines, and ensure compliance with SEC, FINRA, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and other regulations.
Easy 5-step setup wizard and LMS
Our learning management system lets you launch effective education programs in minutes. You can also schedule training and reports to run automatically.
A fully featured phishing simulator
Launching realistic phishing simulations lets you accurately monitor real-world user responses, then direct awareness programs to users accordingly.
Engaging, interactive courses
Succinct, easily-consumed, interactive courses increase end users' attentiveness, as well as the overall effectiveness of cybersecurity education programs.
Trackable, customizable campaigns
Measuring individual and overall success is key. The LMS keeps track of user participation, making all education accountable and measurable.
Campaign and contact management
Our campaign management wizard, contact manager, email templates, course library, and reporting center let you schedule and assign training efficiently.
Activity reports can be shared with management to measure progress, risk score, and ROI. Training reports show user progress so accountability and value are always clear.
Our courses are specifically designed to help you address unwitting employee and user error
to enhance your business' and clients' security posture and meet compliance regulations.