Email Security Strategy: Why Automated Security Awareness Training Is Critical
Computer-based training (CBT) for information security awareness is increasingly more important in the fight against today’s explosion of costly phishing and other social-engineering attacks, and while we all know that teaching folks how to spot and avoid malicious email is a good thing, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about.
In this post we cover email why Security Awareness Computer-based training (CBT) should now be a critically important part of your complete email security strategy and how it’s critical to your organizations overall information security strategy.
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- Threats are evolving – Today’s phishing attacks are supersophisticated. They can blow right by most traditional gateway scanning technology and get into your users’ inboxes undetected.
- Phishing attacks are smarter – Whether it’s business email compromise, impersonation, account takeover, or some other social-engineering scheme, these attacks are carefully targeted and crafted to trick even your smartest and most loyal employees into making huge, costly mistakes.
- CBT stays relevant – When CBT is done right, templates for simulated attacks are frequently updated to keep training relevant and help build awareness about the latest trending threat modalities.
- CBT completes your email security strategy – Your email security is only as good as its weakest link. As long as your employees and other users are vulnerable to phishing attacks, your strategy is incomplete. Today, a comprehensive security strategy for email must include computer-based security awareness training.
To learn more about the growing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and preventive measures you can take, watch this on-demand video: Cybersecurity in 2019: Preventing, Detecting & Responding to a Digital Attack