You have the best security your budget allows, but why is your network still being compromised?
All it takes is one click by an employee to infect a work station, allow hackers in, cause a ransomware attack, an expensive data breach or worse, a cyber attack.
By increasing the awareness of users within your organisation, SpearHead Networks’ can reduce the risk of a data breach or data loss, and we show this through measurement and reporting before and after awareness training.
Your current security layers do not sufficiently cover your weakest link: your employees.
Nine out of every ten malware attacks are propagated through human interaction. Training your users to be security aware will provide them with the skills to flag suspicious behaviour such as phishing emails or social engineering attempts. When you ensure your employees understand the dangers they face, you can greatly mitigate the risks your organisation faces.
Traditional once-a-year security awareness training won’t cut it any more. Attackers bypass your technology and target your employees who are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing attacks.
Training that is customisable to fit your organisation and to have an impact.
It is critical that the training and implementation fits the organisation. We can customise who is trained and how they are trained by categorising your employees into groups based on their level of risk to the business. We also focus on specific topics that are more relevant to your industry, and more specific to your organisation.
We specialise in making sure that employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear phishing, malware, ransomware and social engineering, and are able to apply this knowledge to their day-to-day job.
Continuous Education Yields Measurable Results
Our solutions can perform a continuous cycle of assessment, education, reinforcement, and measurement which maximises learning and lengthens retention. Customers have experienced up to a 90% reduction in successful external phishing attacks and malware infections using the following four-step approach to security awareness and training:
- Assess – An important first step to a comprehensive security awareness and training program is to evaluate your employees’ knowledge and your organisation’s susceptibility. The solutions offers customisable assessments and simulated attacks (e.g., mock phishing emails), as well as Teachable Moments that provide tips and practical advice for employees who fall for mock phishing, smishing, and USB attacks. These brief exercises explain the dangers of actual attacks and help motivate employees to participate in follow-up training.
- Educate – Our interactive training modules are the key to educating your employees about security threats in the workplace and beyond. These 10- to 15-minute modules give users the opportunity to understand the types of risks they might encounter and recognise how their actions can have a positive impact on the safety and security of corporate and personal assets. Its Auto-Enrollment feature allows you to automatically assign training to employees who fall for simulated phishing attacks and those users who don’t exhibit a desired level of proficiency on Predefined CyberStrength assessments.
- Reinforce – The solution’s Security Awareness Materials — a library of images, posters, articles, and gifts — help you emphasize best practices and positive behaviors within your workplace. By making these messages more visible and recognisable, you reinforce your training and help employees retain their knowledge.
- Measure – The most effective training program is one that is flexible enough to adapt and change according to your needs. That’s why measurement is so important. Wombat’s approach allows you to gather powerful analytics about your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses, evaluate results, and plan future training accordingly prior to repeating the four-step cycle.