Cyber Security Awareness Training
What is cyber security?
Cyber security can be defined as all the processes and best practices that we implement to protect computers, networks, applications and data from attacks which target the CIA Triad, which stands for Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.
What is cyber security awareness training?
Cyber security awareness training can be defined as best practices and a good way for everyone who is using a computer to protect their privacy and report on the dangers which exist online. These cyber attacks do not only target financial cyber crimes, they can also attack your personal information, known as your Personal Identifiable Information (PII). Your PII can be directly related to you, such as your name, address, account number or your phone number; or it can be indirectly related to you, such as your email addresses, employer information or your mother’s maiden name.
How can attackers obtain this kind of information?
A very common and easy way for attackers to get your PII is social engineering.
In fact, attackers can ask questions which can be totally irrelevant to you, but through which they can gain valuable knowledge on you. By collecting a lot of information about you, they can have enough information to bypass your security. It is imperative to take precaution and consider who and what you are talking with/to. As well as this, it is also important to be aware of other threats that exist, such as software that may potentially harm your computer, however, this does not directly apply to giving attackers your personal information.
Nowadays, cyber security attacks are not limited to computers. We use mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, daily, and by installing applications on them, you considerably increase threats for you and your company.
Cyber security awareness training cannot be accepted as a one-shot approach; it is something that you have to test your employees on daily. This can be achieved by providing them with live tests, such as a phishing threat, doing some social engineering on them and going though how they should react when they know their computers to be a threat to the entire company.
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 Hrs
(Phone until 17:00 Hrs)