How to Make Cyber Security Training Suck Less [White Paper]

Big data is upon us.

Organizations are collecting and storing more information than ever before. Parsing this data yields considerable opportunities. But it also carries a big risk.

Cyber attacks and security breaches are on the rise, and so are their associated costs.

Ponemon Institute estimates that 1 in 4 organizations will suffer a data breach of at least 10,000 records in the next 2 years.

The question isn’t if you’ll have a data breach, but rather when. And while there are technological solutions to help minimize risk, one of the largest threats to your organization's security posture is your employees.

In our white paper, Why Information Security Training Sucks (and what to do about it), you’ll learn why many cyber security training programs fail. Plus, you’ll get proven steps for improving your programs and changing employee behaviour.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Overcome the fundamental aversion employees have for cyber security content

  • Make your content engaging & relevant

  • Convey the consequences of a data breach to employees

  • Effectively change employee behaviour, and better protect your organization


Key Findings


Chapter One Sneak Peak!

... Organizations that effectively train their employees have a lower risk of suffering a breach. Training your employees can help ward off 70% of breaches.

They are also quicker to identify an incident, thereby minimizing its associated costs. In fact, employee training is the number one method of mitigating per capita data breach costs: the average cost for a company that trained its employees is $9 per capita lower than for those that neglected to do so...

I don’t wear a pocket protector but I’m pretty sure that math makes business cents, errr...sense.

So the question isn’t should we roll out IS training, but rather what approach do we take? To answer that question we need to examine the nature of the challenge as well as the skills and habits we’re trying to nurture in our workforce.

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