Safe and Sound: Your Guide to Security Awareness Training

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( — November 10, 2021) —

No matter what industry you’re in, if you own a business, you should be concerned with security. Every day there are so many threats to a business, it’s crucial to stay on top of your protection strategies. 

Security awareness training is a critical element of any business plan. These courses allow you to share your knowledge with your team and develop practices that help keep your business (and your overall bottom line) as safe as possible. The importance of these practices is cannot be overstated!

But not all trainings are created equally, we’ve created a guide to help you make your training for security awareness as effective as possible. 

Keep It Regular and Consistent 

The biggest mistakes companies make with any kind of training is thinking that all it takes is one course. Wrong! To really see the benefit of these educational opportunities, you must make them a regular and consistent occurrence in your office. 

This means that security awareness will be a regular topic of conversation, which will likely lead to better practices across the board. 

It’s also important to make sure that your content is consistent with every training. Each employee should have the same information given to make sure the whole team is following protocol and there are no discrepancies between the team. 

Start with the Basics

Chances are if you’ve been running a business for any amount of time, you’re very aware of the security risks posed to your company. But it’s not likely that every employee has the same insights as you. That’s why it’s a good idea to go back to the basics with your training. 

Security awareness is the first step to making sure you don’t fall victim to scams and fraud. That’s why it’s helpful to have your whole team on the same page from the very beginning.

Make It Fun 

No one likes a boring meeting and when you work in an office, chances are you’ve been subject to your fair share of them! Don’t let your cyber security awareness or other security trainings go to waste because you lose the audiences’ interest. 

A great way to make these courses more valuable is to change things up often, switch between teaching styles to engage the whole audience. Add in moments of fun and movement, as well as practical application practice to keep things from feeling stagnant. It’s also a great idea to have participants teach what they’ve learned to help cement it in place. 

Security Awareness Training for Your Company 

There are a lot of things to keep up with when running a business, but not many are more important than protecting your company. Security awareness training helps make sure everyone on your team is on the same page and that you’re using the best practices. 

The worst thing you can do is avoid taking security trainings seriously and then have an attack cause serious damage. It’s best to just stay ahead of any problems. 

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