User Awareness Training

Essential user awareness training for businesses.

According to Kaspersky, 45% of employees receive no cyber security training, which is dangerous. If employees are untrained, they cannot possibly protect themselves and your company against cyber-attacks.

User awareness training is a crucial layer of training. It bolsters the user layer of your cyber security policy, dealing with threats like phishing, bribery, exploitation and scams – all leading causes of SME data breaches.

At Creative Networks, we specialise in user awareness training for all employees, from IT personnel and office workers to executives. We will deliver personalised training that helps your workers deal with threats and stay safe.

What Is User Awareness Training?

User awareness training helps employees recognise, avoid, report and deal with the cyber security threats your organisation faces. It allows employees to protect your business with good practice and instils a company culture of security.

Topics covered in training courses include phishing, spoofing, scams, malware of all kinds and viruses – anything that your users are likely to come across.

Training can also include more specific threats related to roles. For example, it can cover bribery, password attacks and man in the middle attacks.

By the end of our user awareness training, your employees will be educated about cyber security threats related to their roles.

Why Invest In User Awareness Training?

Left to their wits, employees are highly susceptible to cyber threats. 85% of network breaches are from human error, so the danger is genuine. If you want to avoid user-based threats, training is necessary.

For compliance

User awareness training is necessary for some industries to comply with the GDPR. If you need to demonstrate compliance, our courses help you do it.

For auditing

ISO 27001 and many other security standards require you to demonstrate cyber security user awareness training. With our training, you can do it.

For financial protection

The financial impact of a single data breach on UK organisations stands at £2.99m on average. Can you afford to be breached?

For culture

User awareness training puts your employees at the heart of your security policy. There is no better way to get everyone on the same page.

Who Needs User Awareness Training?

Employees who work with your IT at every layer need user awareness training. One weak link is all it takes to break the chain.

We can deliver training in groups for different personnel. Our training courses are customisable to specific sectors and roles. Senior executives will need different training from a sales assistant. Giving all employees unique training makes them more likely to recognise, avoid, report, and deal with cyber security threats.

It’s also a good idea to have periodic training to address new and emerging threats. A good recent example is the EMOTET threat. We can deliver ongoing training so that your users can deal with newer, more complex threats.

What To Expect From User Awareness Training

We can deliver user awareness training on-premises or remotely. Our courses are structured and designed by our cyber security experts.

A unique aspect of our training is the simple, actionable advice and steps. We don’t complicate things. We provide training your employees can use in their roles. Training takes one day typically, but it can last several days, depending on the complexity of your security requirements and the size of your workforce.

By the time your employees complete training, they should be able to: identify risks, react to risks, deal with threats, and know how to respond. Our user awareness courses deliver great results across the public and private sectors.

Take Control Of Your Security

In today’s digital world, you need to take cyber security seriously, and there is no better way to take control than with user awareness training.

User awareness training will give your employees an education about cyber security, so they can deal with threats and make good decisions. Users play a pivotal role in protecting your business because they work on computers, systems and networks ripe for targeting by cybercriminals.

The weak link in IT security is often not the security infrastructure itself but users who are easily compromised. If you significantly reduce the threat users bring, you can statistically avoid 85% of breaches. The numbers don’t lie.

What’s At Risk?

When we talk about cyber-attacks, it’s difficult to understand what the threats are. So, we’ll keep it simple – your whole business is at risk.

Let’s break it down further: there is a risk to money, a risk to services, a risk to data, a risk to reputation, a risk to customers, and a risk to compliance.

Cyber-attacks with a human element account for 85% of breaches, and 36% of breaches involved phishing in 2021 – 11% more than in 2020. These worrying figures make it clear that user awareness training is essential for modern organisations.

Learn From The Best

Creative Networks has successfully trained hundreds of people across the public and private sectors. Our user awareness training is fun, comprehensive and bespoke, built to address specific user roles to protect your organisation.

If you are concerned about user awareness across your organisation, call us for a chat. We won’t sell anything to you – advice is free. We’re here to help you meet your security obligations in a way that works for you.

Why Work With Us?

40% of small businesses in the UK experience a cyber-attack each year, and 44% of customers would take their business elsewhere after a data breach. Can you afford to pass on our user awareness training?

We are a well-established and widely recommended managed IT services provider with a world-class cyber security team. User awareness training is something we have significant, high-level experience with across all industries.

We will design cyber training to suit the roles of your users. This personalised approach ensures a tight user security layer. We will also advise on other aspects of cyber security, to help you roll out a robust cyber security policy.

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