Every organization needs cyber security awareness training. The focus and depth of training may be different, but everyone needs it.
Here are some insights from the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report to drive this point home.
85% of breaches involved a human element.
The top pattern observed in breaches was social engineering.
The top variety of social engineering was phishing.
Now, don’t take this information and assume you only need to train employees how to spot a phishing email.
The report also shows that incidents and data breaches are caused by privilege abuse, data mishandling, unapproved workarounds, and more.
This simply shows that the human-element of security is a commonly exploited vulnerability and should be taken seriously by all organizations that hire humans. One way to help mitigate this is with some cyber security awareness training.
Now that you are super motivated to go create a training program for your organization, here are five tips as you get started.