Four different types of security awareness training – and the pros and cons of each

Four different types of security awareness training – and the pros and cons of each

Generally speaking, traditional security awareness training is delivered in one of four ways: 1. Classroom-based training 2. Visual aids (including video) 3. Through simulated attacks 4. Computer-based training Resource challenges and environmental contexts often force those in security to decide which method or methods to include in awareness campaigns – and in which quantities each should be employed. In this post, we consider the four different types of security awareness training in turn, the pros and cons of each, and an alternative, increasingly favoured approach. 1. Classroom-based...
7 reasons why security awareness training is important

7 reasons why security awareness training is important

In 2018 data breaches cost UK organisations an average of £6.4 million. Human error, meanwhile, accounted for anywhere between 60% and 90% of those breaches. Those facts alone are usually enough to convince people security awareness training is important. Usually. Perhaps surprisingly, a recent CybSafe survey found that around 31% of businesses are without security awareness training whatsoever. A recent UK government survey, meanwhile, found UK businesses introduced fewer new security awareness training measures than they did in 2017. “Businesses are less likely to have implemented extra...
Security Awareness Training: The Old Definition and the New

Security Awareness Training: The Old Definition and the New

At the time of writing, Google tells us security awareness training is “a formal process for educating employees about computer security.”You can bet it’s a prevalent definition: the search engine sifts through every indexed web page ever written on the topic to return the single, succinct and simple sentence. It’s also a definition that’d be easy enough to guess. The trouble is, according to a growing number of CISOs and information security professionals, the definition is wrong. The even-worse news? The definition could be stopping us from preventing cyber attacks. Security awareness...
The ‘ABC’ guide to improving information security

The ‘ABC’ guide to improving information security

Most security awareness training attempts to raise awareness only. To decrease risk, security awareness training must raise awareness, change behaviour and build a culture of security. It’s an unfortunate fact, evident to both those who work in security and those who don’t, that security awareness training in its current form isn’t working. Security awareness training is now a regulatory requirement in many industries. Even in industries in which it isn’t, organisations large and small voluntarily invest in security awareness training in an effort to prevent data breaches. And yet data...
The top 18 questions we get asked about CybSafe

The top 18 questions we get asked about CybSafe

CybSafe’s many technological innovations often intrigue audiences during demonstrations – and elicit questions that aren’t necessarily run-of-the-mill. For CISOs researching cyber security awareness platforms, the top 18 questions we get asked about CybSafe include: 1. What is CybSafe and what does it do? CybSafe is a cloud-based unified cyber awareness platform that demonstrably reduces human cyber risk as it relates to awareness, behaviour and culture. People aren’t perfect. Knowing this, criminals often target people when launching cyber attacks. If people can spot attacks, they can stop...
Award-winning cyber security awareness platform CybSafe secures £3.5m Series A investment

Award-winning cyber security awareness platform CybSafe secures £3.5m Series A investment

Here’s a note from our CEO, Oz Alashe… Wow. We’re super pumped about life right now. This is because following an investment of £3.5m in Series A funding, our award-winning cyber security awareness platform is poised to explore new territory and continue breaking boundaries when it comes to combating cyber attacks and reducing organisations’ human cyber risk. CybSafe is the world’s first truly intelligent cyber security awareness platform As things stand, our CybSafe platform is the world’s first truly intelligent cyber security awareness platform using AI, machine learning and...