Half of UK companies have been victims of fraud or economic crime in last two years, PwC study showsFebruary 22, 2018
Time to bring your cyber security up to scratchFebruary 23, 2018
You’re not alone in worrying about the security of your business’s data. The news that over 90% of cyber attacks have come about as a result of human error may have left you reeling.
However, the very fact that so many data breaches are down to human error, means there is a great deal you can do to improve your business’s cyber security and vastly reduce the chance of a successful cyber attack.
One of the most significant improvements you can make is to give your employees training, raising their awareness of the threats posed and how best to deal with them, should they arise. The Cyber Stars initiative is the perfect tool for equipping your team with the necessary knowledge to handle such threats.
As Nick Atkinson Intelligencia Training’s Commercial Director comments: “Your employees are the people most likely to be targeted by cyber criminals, so it makes sense to equip them with the information and training needed to fend off such attacks.
“Looking back, cyber security efforts have typically focused on a business’s IT department, but it is much more effective to bring about a broader cultural change in your organisation, so the daily users of your company’s systems understand the risks and hence, are less likely to make an error.
“Cyber Stars security awareness training comes with an official UK Government regulated qualification, the ProQual Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for Business. Developed by behavioural psychologists and risk managers as well as IT experts, you won’t find more robust, sustainable or effective training solution.”
With the average cost of a cyber attack to a UK organisation now estimated to be around £850,000 and the number of such crimes rising every year, the cost and time involved in providing suitable employee training is minuscule in comparison.
As Nick continues “The Cyber Stars initiative is a cost-effective and efficient way to provide the necessary cyber awareness training for your employees and make your business more secure. Your Cyber Stars can bring about a positive change in your organisation.”
Just as technology does not stand still, nor do cyber criminals and Cyber Stars allows your employees to keep their knowledge up-to-date. Through the scheme’s portal, they will have access to alerts about potential threats, up-to-date policy documents and access to educational resources to support their ongoing learning.
Our skilled team at Intelligencia Training has widespread experience working with organisations within the public and private sector to improve their cyber security, so contact us today, simply call 03330 431 431 to take the first steps to making your business cyber-secure.