Fifty-five percent of organizations fail to educate their employees on Cybersecurity trends. Due to such irresponsibility, companies are falling victims to social engineering, phishing
Here is some ammo to help you get management convinced that the training should be mandatory.
This is an email that was received in 2018 from a system admin who sent this to all his users, (the names are changed to protect the innocent) in a company. And in 2021 it is only getting worse with massive Ransomeware attacks across the world.
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2018 1:17 PM
To: ALL USERS
Subject: URGENT Information- I NEED YOUR HELP
Hello, Last week we had two incidents where $750,000 and $35,000 were stolen from the company by cybercrime. These amounts will most likely never be recovered. This should not have happened. These thefts occurred by allowing the bad guys into our network by what is call “Phishing":
Don’t be delusional thinking that this will never happen to you and your company. As we found out, 68% of the identity theft victims don’t even know how the thief obtained their information in the first place and 92% don’t know anything about the individual/group that stole from them.
Security awareness training is essential for your new employees because hackers could be watching your LinkedIn or other online presence looking for easy targets. Phishing simulations should be mandatory and a part of the onboarding process. Ongoing employee security awareness training program to show how easy it is for someone to accidentally give up their credentials.
It’s not just IT who is responsible for cybersecurity, it’s everyone!
Do you really want to go through all that stress and all that wasted time? Most probably not. Find out more about our FREE Security Awareness Training by clicking the button below!
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Sjouwerman, S. (n.d.). Why You Need To Make Security Awareness Training Mandatory. Read This Horror Story. Retrieved from https://blog.knowbe4.com/why-you-need-to-make-security-awareness-training-mandatory