THE IMPORTANCE OF USER SECURITY AWARENESS

24 februari 2020

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Reduce your largest attack surface — your end users

Cybersecurity is a crucial priority in the workplace for any industry. The safety of one’s network faces the risk of nearly 250,000 cases of malware. Proper IT security is the saving grace that prevents against severe phishing attacks, ransomware invasions, trojan horse strikes, and many other serious cyber threats.

The armored protection of advanced IT software is a critical necessity for businesses, but that is simply not enough. To further prevent the risk of software invasions, it’s vital to have a staff that is well-educated about the subject of cybersecurity. Fortunately, there is a solution to this issue. The answer is a thorough educational security training programs.

Many companies undergo a series of comprehensive training tactics. In turn, this will sharpen the minds of your employees in the areas of full-proof network security.

Why Security Awareness Matters
We hear it all the time: “Ignorance is bliss”. Sadly, this is far from the truth when it comes to network security. A staff of incompetent employees could be a liability for network attacks. With no room for vulnerability in the workplace, employees must be educated to be aware of scamming, hacking, and other criminal dangers that could affect your business’ network.

Popup banners and spam traps are obvious things to steer away from. Other security threats can be deceiving to the eye, however. They could appear in the form of a “harmless” email advertisement or “update”. Hackers and other cybercriminals search for opportunities to prey on any vulnerability that your employees might have. Therefore, many network security programs train employees how to recognize and deter incoming threats.

Something as little as a phishing email poses the ability to cause a complete network failure. This could cost a company tremendous expenses in repairs and may limit the overall productivity in the office. There’s no reason that a company should have to suffer this much because of something avoidable.

Reduce your largest attack surface - your end users - SWITCHPOINT NV/SA has the solution to help you!
Attackers relentlessly target organizations with spam, phishing, and advanced socially engineered attacks, with 41% of IT professionals reporting phishing attacks at least daily. Your end users are often an easy target and the weakest link in your cyber defenses. Keep your users – and business – safe with effective phishing simulations, automated training, and comprehensive reporting from Sophos Phish Threat.

Information security is only as good as your weakest link
Phishing is big business. Attacks have shown record growth in recent years, with 66% of malware now installed via malicious email attachments, and advanced spear phishing attacks costing businesses an average of $140,000 per incident. Users continue to be the easiest target for attackers in the cybersecurity defenses of most organizations, but an army of trained, phishing-aware employees can provide you with a human firewall against these threats.

Sophos Phish Threat emulates a range of phishing attack types to help you identify areas of weakness in your organization’s security posture, and empower users through engaging training to strengthen your organizations defenses.

The freshest campaigns Simulate over 500 realistic and challenging phishing attacks in a just few clicks.
At Sophos, our global SophosLabs analysts monitor millions of emails, URLs, files, and other data points each day for the latest threats. This constant stream of intelligence ensures user training covers current phishing tactics, with socially relevant attack simulation templates, covering multiple scenarios and translated into 10 languages:
English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.


Product highlights:

  • Over 500 email threat templates and 60 engaging training modules 
  • Report simulated attacks with the Outlook add-in for PC and Mac
  • Automated reporting on phishing and training results
  • 10 language options
  • Choice of international hosting regions (United States, UK, Germany)

Effective training modules
Over 60 interactive training modules will educate users about specific threats, such as suspicious emails, credential harvesting, password strength, and regulatory compliance. Available in a choice of 10 languages, your end users will find them informative and engaging, while you’ll enjoy peace of mind when it comes to future real-world attacks:

Comprehensive reporting
Understand your organization’s security health and demonstrate real return on investment with intuitive dashboard results on demand. The Phish Threat dashboard provides at-a-glance campaign results on user susceptibility, and allows you to measure overall risk levels across your entire user group with live Awareness Factor data, including:

  • Top level campaign results
  • Organizational trend of caught employees and reporters
  • Total users caught
  • Testing coverage
  • Days since last campaign

Drill–down reports will give you deeper insight into performance at an organizational, or individual user level. The included Outlook add-in provides users with the ability to report simulated attacks right from the inbox – allowing you to track true awareness at the inbox, providing new insight into your organization-wide security posture.

 Use Sophos Phish Threat as a separate product or as add-on to your other Sophos products
Available to your entire IT organization through a single pane of glass, Phish Threat is part of Sophos Central, a cloudbased unified security console. This means no hardware or software to install, and you benefit from the only solution enabling the management of phishing simulations and user training, alongside security for email, endpoint, mobile and much more. 

Start testing and training your end users today.

Try it free for 30 days

 

  • Register for your free 100 user evaluation
  • Hundreds of realistic and challenging simulations
  • Automated reporting on phishing and training results
  • Nine language options
  • Choice of international regions (United States, Ireland, Germany)
  • SOC 2 compliant to safeguard customer data

 

Additional information:
Please feel free to contact SWITCHPOINT NV/SA at any time to obtain additional information on Sophos Phish Threat solution.

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