Security Awareness Training: You Need It Now More Than Ever

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Employees who lack current security awareness training are the weak link in an organization’s network security. Employees are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing and ransomware attacks. In fact, 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack. Employees need to be trained and remain on their toes with security top of mind.

Ecessa has partnered with JDL Technologies and KnowBe4 to provide businesses with over 25 users with a platform to better manage the urgent IT security problems of social engineering, spear phishing, and ransomware attacks. KnowBe4 is the world’s largest Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform with over tens of thousands of customers.

Why Security Awareness Training?

Empower your employees to confront. KnowBe4 helps employees confront the fact that bad guys are trying to trick them. Once they recognize that, they become aware and able to detect these scam emails and can take appropriate action like deleting the email or not clicking a link.

Cybercrime is moving at light speed. A few years ago, cybercriminals used to specialize in identity theft, but now they take over your organization’s network, hack into your bank accounts, and steal tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Organizations of every size and type are at risk. Are you the next cyber-heist victim? You really need a strong human firewall as your last line of defense.

What Is Security Awareness Training?

Security awareness training is a form of education that seeks to equip members of an organization with the information they need to protect themselves and their organization’s assets from loss or harm. For the purposes of any security awareness training discussion, members of an organization include employees, temps, contractors, and anybody else who performs authorized functions online for an organization.

Organizations that must comply with industry regulations or frameworks such as PCI (Payment Card Initiative), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements, NIST or ISO usually deliver security awareness training to all employees once or perhaps twice a year.

And even though it may not be required by Small and Medium Enterprises for compliance reasons, they can also benefit from training their employees to avoid cyberheists through phishing attacks, account takeovers, or other well-known means that cybercriminals use to misappropriate company funds.

Free Phishing Security Test

Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack?

Find out what percentage of your employees are Phish-prone™ with your free phishing security test. Plus, see how you stack up against your peers with the new phishing Industry Benchmarks!

Here’s how it works:

  • Immediately start your test for up to 100 users (no need to talk to anyone)
  • Select from 20+ languages and customize the phishing test template based on your environment
  • Choose the landing page your users see after they click
  • Show users which red flags they missed, or a 404 page
  • Get a PDF emailed to you in 24 hours with your Phish-prone % and charts to share with management
  • See how your organization compares to others in your industry

Ecessa Secure SD-WAN

Ecessa networking products include a built-in next generation firewall with multi-factor authentication, geoblocking, IDS/IPS, automatic threat packet updates, website filtering and more. WANworX SD-WAN products have industry standard encryption engines and offer the ability to selectively encrypt your SD-WAN tunnels to provide additional network security.

Learn more at https://www.ecessa.com/security/ or contact us to discuss your requirements.