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Do you believe your staff are security conscious?

In the area of cybersecurity, people are both valuable assets and potential risks. Employees are vital for defending against cyber threats, but they can also be a big problem because of mistakes and not knowing enough about cybersecurity.


Employees: The weakest link

It’s estimated that up to 95% of cybersecurity breaches stem from human error. This is caused by actions like clicking on malicious links, falling victim to phishing scams, or unintentionally disclosing sensitive information. Employees can accidentally help cyber threats without knowing it.


Technology is evolving all the time and a big mistake employers make is assuming staff are keeping up with these changes. Employees may not fully understand the potential consequences of their actions or they may underestimate the severity of modern cyber-attacks.  Whether accidental or intentional, your staff pose the greatest risk to your organisation.


Educating Employees

Training your staff to be aware of threats is key to protecting your business from cybercrime. Your employees are your initial and most vulnerable defence against phishing scams.  When your team is cyber-savvy, your human firewall gets stronger, and your business becomes less of a target for cybercriminals. Cyber awareness training for employees also brings several other advantages that can improve your long-term profitability and security. These advantages include:

  • Prevent security breaches, attacks, and downtime.
  • Build a stronger cyber security culture within your business.
  • Build trust and confidence with your customers.
  • Stay in line with compliance regulations.


Penetration Testing: Assessing Vulnerabilities

In addition to training, regular penetration testing is important for finding and fixing security problems in your company’s systems. Penetration testing, or pen testing, involves simulated cyber-attacks aimed at uncovering vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications.


By simulating cyber threats that mimic real-world scenarios, you can evaluate your security stance in advance and pinpoint possible vulnerabilities. Penetration testing offers crucial insights into areas needing enhancement, enabling organisations to apply focused security strategies and reduce risks of getting exploited by malicious individuals.


What’s included in BITS Cyber Security Awareness Training?

At BITS, we offer two options for our Cyber Security Awareness Training, tailored for both employees and business leaders:

  1. In person training
  2. Automated mock phishing attacks

Staff members are also educated about common cyber threats such as:

  • Phishing
  • Social Engineering
  • Malware
  • Ransomware attacks

Additionally, our training will provide practical guidance on how to recognise and respond to threats effectively.