Comments Made After Security Awareness Training
At Aptica, we always look forward to feedback after we start Security Awareness Training for a company. We want to know if it helped, and if all who were trained are confident in their new understanding of cyber dangers, and if we can improve our delivery of the program. Below are some of the comments offered.
“As a result of this cybersecurity training presentation, our users became really empowered to manage complex passwords and they were more aware of the dangers of Spam and scams.”
“Since we implemented the program, we have seen and felt a major shift in our in-house culture around security. Maybe we had a general sense before, but training took it to another level. Our users are now more proactively aware of potential security risks.”
“In today’s world, our employees are the perimeter. If you are not educating your employees about security, you are not protecting your business. And the reporting ability is key. I can easily see who has taken the training and where more follow-up is needed.”
“Employees and executives alike are part of any organization’s attack surface. We must ensure they have the know-how to defend themselves and the organization against threats as a critical part of a healthy security program.”
Especially if you need to comply with government regulations such as FISMA, PCI, HIPAA, or Sarbanes-Oxley, you should provide security awareness training to your employees. It might make sense to bring in a third party to train, but company leaders should understand what goes into building a security awareness training program and they should get involved and offer feedback throughout.”
Security Awareness Training Also Benefits In Personal Use
In the IT services industry, we are acutely aware that modern threats have evolved beyond what software and hardware can catch. The bad guys in cyberworld rely on your employees and executives to be untrained and unprepared. Improve your defenses while you still can and let your company users fight back.
We are happy to answer questions you may have about our training services, and we will benefit if you have stories of cyber attacks to share.
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2001, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 15 years in the area that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo, OH.