Security Awareness: A 5-step Process to Making Your Training Program Role Based and Relevant

Security Awareness: A 5-step Process to Making Your Training Program Role Based and Relevant

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Security awareness training is one of many strategies used by companies to reduce their security risks. It seems like an obvious thing to do, considering the fact that almost every attack contains some form of social engineering as the initial perimeter breach. In most cases, it is a phishing e-mail.

Security awareness training is often cast as a mandatory training for all employees, with little customization or role based adaptation. As discussed previously, this can have detrimental effects on the effectiveness of training, on your employee’s motivation, and on the security culture as a whole. Only when we manage to deliver a message adapted to both skill level and motivation levels we can hope to be successful in our awareness training programs: When does cybersecurity awareness training actually work?

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May 23, 2017 at 02:27PM

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