Security Awareness Training
Security awareness training is a formal process for educating employees about computer security. Employees should be taught that data is a valuable corporate asset. You need to make sure that employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear phishing, malware and social engineering. One of the best ways to make sure company employees will not make costly errors in regard to information security is to institute company-wide security-awareness testing and training initiatives. This process starts by baseline testing using simulated phishing attacks, followed by interactive, web-based, on-demand, engaging training. The employees are then subjected to highly effective scheduled Phishing Security Tests, with point-of-failure training re-enrollment. These methods can help ensure employees have a solid understanding of company security policy, procedure, and best practices. Confirming how well the awareness program is working relies on graphing the testing results. The most common metric looks for a downward trend in the number of incidents over time.