4 Reasons Why eLearning Helps Mitigate Cyber-Attacks
4 Ways eLearning Can Help Mitigate Cyber-attacks
Proofpoint’s yearly report, The Human Factor, has revealed that 95% of malicious cyber-attacks “incorporate social engineering to trick users into installing malware”, as well as the astonishing realisation that more than 99% of cyber-attacks need human interaction to succeed.
The increase in Social Engineering attacks is a testament to the advances made in recent years by technology and software vendors in product development based around security. It is now more time consuming and expensive for hackers to penetrate firewalls than it is to trick employees to help let them in. It is important to distinguish these attacks, which now go beyond the traditional technology layers that previously had been protecting organisations all over the world.
Countering Social Engineering requires more than just technology, it needs a real focus on training – enabling employees to build their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to allow them to become an organisation’s ‘Human Firewall’.
E-ZU Solutions provides comprehensive cyber-security awareness training through our eLearning Portal, which can be used to counter the threats that cyber-criminals pose to your organisation. Below is a list of 4 key benefits E-ZU eLearning can provide to your business and why we think you’ll benefit from our free 14-day eLearning access for up to 100 users:
Reason #1 – Train Your Staff With the Knowledge They Need
This is about your staff being able to recognise and know how to deal with emails and communications which they suspect might feel like social engineering attacks by cyber criminals.
Reason #2 – Learn the Tactics Deployed by Cyber Criminals
This is about teaching your staff the why and how in social engineering, this is more than just knowledge sharing but introduces the skills to recognise and deal with new threats not specifically covered by learning.
Reason #3 – Creating Cultural Change in Your Organisation
Social engineering relies on the current cultures within organisations where staff might be afraid to put their hand up and identify suspect files for fear of reprisal or ridicule (especially if they have just clicked a suspect link). It’s about an identified positive proactive security culture which can be shared by all.
Reason #4 – Testing and Proving Understanding
This is about being able to test the understanding of your staff and being able to use this evidence of knowledge and compliance for various reasons including:
- Staff Continuing Professional Development
- Corporate Governance Regimes
- Quality Management such as ISO9001
- Legal requirements (Data Protection Act)
- Regulation requirements such as banking and finance
The E-ZU eLearning Portal – FREE for 100 of your staff members for 14 Days
To help organisations with their end-user cyber-security awareness training, for a limited period we’re offering free fully-fledged access to the E-ZU Advanced eLearning Platform for up to 100 staff members.
Our free service includes full, unrestricted access for up to 100 users/staff members within an organisation. There is no obligation to purchase anything thereafter, no credit card information is needed, and no auto-renewals of any kind.
The free service offers a fully-featured service that contains in-depth training courses for End-User Security Awareness, the entire Office 365 platform (including Microsoft Teams), and much more – across 5,000 up-to-date training videos. We will also provide free set-up consultation with one of our technical consultants to make sure your users can take full advantage of the training that matters most to your organisation. Find out more about the E-ZU eLearning Portal