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5 Common Mistakes With Security Awareness Training

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5 Common Mistakes With Security Awareness Training

Read Time: 3 minutes Published: April 23, 2024

Regulation compliance is frequently given top priority in cybersecurity projects, which could cover up the main objective of true security. But comprehensive security awareness training does more than just check compliance boxes; it gives staff members the skills they need to confront cyberthreats head-on in the real world. In order to effectively protect enterprises from emerging cyberthreats, Electric is deeply committed to comprehending and enhancing the dynamics of cybersecurity awareness in partnership with Breach Secure Now.

Deep diving into the inner workings of cybersecurity awareness is being done with a specific goal in mind—to strengthen companies against ever-increasing cyber threats. This blog focuses on the top five faults businesses make when putting cybersecurity training programs into place and how Breach Secure Now successfully resolves these problems.

Lack of Consistency

Consistency is important in security training. Imagine the confusion if a well-known beverage company started selling shoes; that would be a surprising and erratic move. Employees also anticipate familiar training forms, well-defined expectations, and clear results. By implementing automated training sessions and frequent assessments that acquaint staff members with cybersecurity ideas gradually and easily, Breach Secure Now guarantees a consistent training experience.

Overemphasis on Compliance

Although compliance is essential, improving security should remain the primary goal. Conventional training frequently hurries participants through sessions in order to comply, which causes material to be quickly forgotten. The emphasis is shifted to interesting, ongoing learning activities by Breach Secure Now. Employee engagement is maintained throughout the year by providing bite-sized, pertinent content, preventing burnout.

Overly Technical Content

It’s important to know your audience. Disengagement can occur when workers are overloaded with technical terms and complicated ideas. Breach Secure Now strives to make its content easily readable and accessible by avoiding excessively technical terms until they are discussed in detail. This method guarantees that all staff members, irrespective of their level of IT expertise, can understand critical security ideas.

Ignoring Employee Feedback

Participants in a successful training program are given attention. Conventional approaches frequently overlook this and view training as a box to be checked. Breach Secure Now promotes ongoing feedback since it’s essential to improving and fine-tuning the training process. This feedback loop assists in determining what functions well, what doesn’t, and how to enhance the training to better meet the demands of the company.

Dull Training Material

Lackluster instruction might be just as harmful as none at all. Standard ‘Death by PowerPoint’ sessions are uninteresting and ineffectual. Using dynamic, entertaining formats like micro-training videos, simulated phishing tests, and frequent security newsletters, Breach Secure Now fights this. This not only increases the interest level of cybersecurity education but also improves worker readiness for thwarting cyberattacks.

Why Choose Breach Secure Now Managed by Electric?

Your company gains from thorough cybersecurity awareness training with Breach Secure Now, which dramatically lowers the risk of data breaches. Our services include:

  • Automated Cybersecurity Training: Deployed annually and supplemented by weekly quizzes to reinforce learning.
  • Dark Web Monitoring: Proactive surveillance for compromised account data.
  • Simulated Phishing Tests: Routine exercises to minimize phishing risks.
  • Weekly Micro Training & Monthly Security Newsletters: Keep cybersecurity learning engaging and up-to-date.
  • Annual Risk Assessment: Based on NIST standards, this assessment pinpoints human vulnerabilities and suggests improvements.
  • Policy & Procedure Templates: Establish clear security policies and expectations.

Making the switch to Breach Secure Now with Electric offers your company not only compliance but also a strong plan for developing a security-aware, knowledgeable culture. Are you prepared to make the change and protect your company from emerging cyberthreats?

Jessica Farrelly

Jessica is a content writer with more than 8 years of experience covering SaaS and the tech industry. She has worked with both B2B and B2C publications across North America, Europe, and APAC and currently writes about IT Solutions or Electric.

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