Email Security Strategy: Why Automated Security Awareness Training Is Critical

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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.

Computer-based training for security awareness

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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