Nearly 70% of UK firms have no staff training for cyber attacks, figures show

More than two-thirds of Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, new research has shown. Top companies and charities have been told to do more to protect themselves from online threats after a Government survey of leading firms found one in 10 FTSE 350 companies had […]

Cybercrime Awareness Should Be Fun

Read why Scott Koegler says that companies should plan their cyber awareness programs as fun for employees on Security Intelligence : Companies experiencing a cyberattack certainly are not thinking about fun when they deal with the results. There’s a good chance that the breach happened because security awareness wasn’t a focus for an employee who […]

Cyber security training must reflect real risks, warns the IISP

Companies should invest wisely in cyber security training, carefully considering the quality and real benefits, advises the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Read why IISP advises companies to avoid inexperienced or narrowly focused training providers on Computer Weekly.

Election Cyber Attack Emphasizes Importance of Employee Training, Network Defense

Insiders remain the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. The recent NSA leak suggests that Russia engaged in cyberattacks, such as spear phishing local government employees, leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a technology media company TechTarget report. If true, this highlights the importance of employee cyber security training and organizational understanding […]

Healthcare leaders crown employee cybersecurity awareness as primary threat concern

Most organizations use a variety of methods to mitigate cybersecurity risks, the survey reveals. Eighty-seven percent employ remote access/secure access controls, 85% use employee security awareness tactics and 75% utilize security counseling services like vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. Read why most healthcare industry leaders are saying that employee awareness remains top threat concern on […]

Level 3: Low awareness and education threaten healthcare cybersecurity

Level 3 Communications found that there are two issues that are posing dangers to healthcare companies’ network security: awareness and education. Read about the new study by Level 3 Communications which found that healthcare sector cyber security is threatened by low level awareness and education on Fierce Telecom.

New report underscores importance of cyber-security training

Data from a cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting shows that a quarter of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided through better staff training on cyber risks. CFC’s research revealed that 27% of SME staff are not being adequately educated about online threats and suggested more thorough training in this area. Read more about the […]

The power of knowledge in the fight against cyber security

Read why Jonathan Martin says that only increased cyber security skills can put up a fight against growing cyber attacks on IT Pro Portal : Not a day goes by without a news story on the topic of cyber security. It’s a subject which dominates digital forums frequented by IT professionals and the national media, rousing […]

Revolutionising the cyber-security skills gap with ‘ethical hacking’

Read why Riaan Van Boom says that it is necessary to prepare for cyber attacks by training staff in ethical hacking on Business Live : Cyber security attacks are inevitable — the threats rising steadily along with increasingly professional cyber-criminal networks and attack vectors. Unfortunately, the security skills needed by organisations to prepare for these […]

Teaching Staff To Respect The Risk Of A Data Breach

Read Karin Ratchinsky’s article about why companies should teach their employees about the data breach risks on Information Security Buzz : Last year was another one characterized by constant, confusing, and highly consequential data breaches. At this point, all organizations need to take this persistent threat seriously. Yet research by the Ponemon Institute reveals that just […]