As part of Solutions Review's Premium Content Series-a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories- Mike Fleck of Cyren examines three keys to building a business culture with security awareness at the center.
Security Awareness Training (SAT) has long been a fundamental part of an organization's security program. Undoubtedly, employees are a massive target and a critical line of defense when it comes to effective cybersecurity practices. If your workforce isn't aware of their security responsibilities, there will always be a vulnerability within your security infrastructure.
Even though organizations in recent years have significantly invested in SAT, it's still not having the desired impact on their overall security posture. In fact, account takeover is still the origin of most breaches, resulting in rising phishing attacks every year since 2017. Clearly, the current approaches to SAT aren't enough to keep attacks at bay, let alone reduce them. It's time organizations re-evaluate their awareness training strategy and transition towards building a sustainable culture of effective security awareness.
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