Enhancing Cybersecurity Effectiveness through Employee Education: Introducing Our New Training Platform

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Written by Third Octet

April 24, 2024

Did you know that 80% of organizations reported security awareness training decreased staff vulnerability to phishing attacks?

Cybersecurity is a cornerstone of modern business, yet it’s often as dynamic as it is daunting. That’s precisely why we’re excited to introduce our advanced cybersecurity training platform, now part of our Workplace Suite. This isn’t just about learning; it’s about transforming how your team interacts with digital threats and best practices—turning today’s biggest challenges into tomorrow’s strengths.

Cybersecurity isn’t just about technology; it’s also about people. The latest data demonstrates that regular training can dramatically reduce cybersecurity risks—from 60% to 10% within the first year​​. This substantial decrease is achieved by equipping employees with the knowledge and skills to identify and respond to potential threats, thereby minimizing human error, a leading cause of data breaches.

Features of Our Training Platform

Our newly launched platform is crafted to provide a comprehensive, engaging learning experience for users, integrated seamlessly into our Workplace Suite: 

  • Annual and Ongoing Training Modules: Our platform ensures ongoing deep learning by beginning with a foundational cybersecurity overview each year and bolstered by weekly micro-training sessions​​.
  • Employee Secure Score (ESS) Tracking: Through continuous monitoring and assessments, the platform helps track and improve individual and team cybersecurity postures, enhancing overall security awareness​​.
  • Phishing Simulations and Dark Web Monitoring: Practical tools such as routine simulated phishing attacks and proactive dark web monitoring actively reinforce learned behaviours and help identify vulnerabilities before they are exploited​​.
Recognition of threats through cybersecurity awareness training

Making Learning Competitive and Fun with Gamification

Our platform incorporates gamification elements to inject healthy competition and fun into cybersecurity education. A user-friendly leaderboard allows employees to see where they stand in their security awareness journey, fostering a sense of community and support. This makes learning more engaging and promotes a proactive security culture within the organization.

As our customer base grows, we look forward to hosting company-wide contests to fuel the competitive fire and see which team can climb to the top. This friendly competition drives engagement and solidifies knowledge retention, ensuring your workforce is trained and prepared to face cybersecurity challenges.

Tailored Cybersecurity Training Solutions

Understanding that each organization’s journey toward cybersecurity maturity is unique, we offer our training platform as a versatile solution. It is a powerful addition to our Workplace Suite, yet the platform is also available as a standalone offering for businesses requiring a focused cybersecurity education approach. This flexibility ensures that no matter where you are in your cybersecurity journey—whether you are just starting to build your defenses or looking to enhance existing protocols—our platform can meet you at your point of need.

SAT Company Overview

SMBs Must Prioritize Cybersecurity Training

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) stand to benefit significantly from a focused approach to security awareness training. Unlike larger enterprises, SMBs typically have fewer dedicated resources for cybersecurity, making it crucial for every employee to become a vigilant part of the security solution. Here are a few other considerations to reflect on.

  1. The Human Element: Cyber attacks often target an organization’s most vulnerable point—the human factor. Educating employees to recognize and thwart cyber threats turns this potential vulnerability into a strong line of defense.
  2. Caught in the Wide Net of Cybercriminals: SMBs can easily fall prey to cyber-attacks due to their size. Cybercriminals often cast wide nets, and weaker security systems make SMBs easy targets. A robust security awareness program is essential to safeguard against these threats.
  3. Meeting Insurance Expectations: Today’s security training goes beyond mere compliance—it’s also a prerequisite for cyber insurance. Insurers increasingly mandate continuous employee training to minimize risk.
  4. Defending Your Business Operations: Cybersecurity is not just about protecting information; it’s about ensuring business continuity. Effective security awareness training safeguards against disruptions that could jeopardize the stability of the business.
  5. Maximizing Cybersecurity ROI: Investing in security awareness training is cost-effective. For larger organizations, the return on investment can be as high as 562%, and SMBs can expect similarly impressive returns by avoiding the costly aftermath of a breach.
  6. Encouraging Employee Engagement: Training programs transform your workforce into proactive defenders. By involving employees in interactive and gamified learning experiences, they become more adept at responding to cyber threats.
  7. Staying Ahead of the Game: Cybersecurity threats evolve rapidly, and continuous security awareness training ensures that employees know the latest threats and defenses. This helps to keep your business ahead in the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.

By addressing these points, our cybersecurity training platform equips SMBs with the knowledge and tools to turn their workforce into an empowered, vigilant, and proactive component of their cybersecurity strategy.

Impact of Training on Organizational Security

Integrating our training platform into daily operations significantly enhances an organization’s security posture. Employees become adept at recognizing and responding to cyber threats, thus becoming a proactive line of defense against potential security breaches.

Launching our new cybersecurity training platform marks a significant step forward in our commitment to empowering organizations through superior education and technology. By enhancing understanding and responsiveness to cyber threats, we provide our clients with the tools they need to safeguard their most valuable assets.

We invite all stakeholders to explore this transformative tool and embrace a more secure future.

Ready to Elevate Your Cybersecurity Strategy?

Our team is dedicated to your success, ensuring cybersecurity becomes a seamless aspect of your business operations. We don’t just offer a training platform; we offer a partnership in building a resilient cybersecurity posture that grows with your organization.

  • Schedule a Demonstration: Witness firsthand the impact our cybersecurity training platform can have on your team’s preparedness. Schedule a live demonstration with our experts to see the platform in action.
  • Book a Call: Book a call with us if you want tailored advice on enhancing your IT security maturity. We’ll discuss your needs and challenges and how our managed IT services can catalyze your security transformation.
  • Join a Discussion on IT Maturity: Engage in a strategic conversation about your organization’s stand and where it could be with the proper support. Sign up for a session to map your journey toward advanced IT maturity and robust cybersecurity.

Your security is our priority. Let’s work together to safeguard your organization’s future.

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