Cybersecurity Online Training from ThreatAdvice
If you are looking for an efficient and effective cybersecurity online training
for your employees, ThreatAdvice has got you covered. Our micro-learning, video-based
cybersecurity and awareness courses and testing are easy for employees to understand and complete,
and our tracking system makes it easy for you to track and certify all of your
employees' cybersecurity education progress.
Here’s the fact: to ensure proper risk management, the need to train your employees on cybersecurity risks and ways to mitigate those risks is at an all-time high. According to a recent U.S. Senate Select Committee report
on intelligence, cyber is now the number one threat to our overall security.
Huge data breaches are occurring almost daily, and criminals now operate in
the cyber world very efficiently and effectively. And did you know that
over 90% of all enterprise cyber breaches occur because of an unsuspecting
employee in the private sector or government personnel not being prepared
in the basic steps of cybersecurity?
Rank and file employees in the private sector are the biggest threat to
your cybersecurity, but also can be your most effective means of thwarting
an attack. Our ThreatAdvice Cybersecurity Courses provide your employees
with the necessary IT security knowledge and skills to help you avoid a cyber attack
and keep your information secure.
What's Included in Our Online Cybersecurity Training:
- - Written and video classes in micro-training format
- - Access to new class content releases
- - 5 question quizzes for each learning module
- - Detailed audit reporting
- - Employee tracking
- - Customized learning paths
- - White papers library
- - Cyber Awareness campaigns
- - Cyber news
- - Company Notifications
- - Certificates of completion
- - NXTQ Gamification and Rewards
Here’s What Others Have To Say About ThreatAdvice Cybersecurity Online Training
"When we signed up with ThreatAdvice, they tested us, and we were clicking
on 48% of the stuff we weren’t supposed to click on. After the training,
we were clicking on less than 1% of it. The training has worked." Chris
Cooper, CEO of the Boyd Companies, illustrates just how much ThreatAdvice
has impacted their business and information technology security.
“ThreatAdvice teaches employees in a very simple and easy-to-understand
format that once they grasp the concepts, they are able to deal with issues
as they come along. But if employees never have this training, they would
never understand that they are being socially engineered or scammed,” said
Frank Abagnale, an FBI consultant and author of Scam Me If You Can: Simple
Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Ripoff Artists, who currently serves as a
spokesperson for ThreatAdvice.
“Being in the risk management business, we look at a lot of different
exposures that exist for our commercial clients. One issue that consistently
comes up is cyber liability. Some many businesses know that this risk exists,
but they just hope and believe that it won’t happen to them. It is very important
that when we meet with a client that we ensure they understand that this risk
does exist for them and that we address ways to control it. ThreatAdvice has
been a tremendous partner of ours because as we talk to clients, they agree
that cyber liability is an issue, they just don’t know what to do next in
order to better manage exposure. Having someone like ThreatAdvice who we
can bring in and help with phishing, penetration testing, who can really
engage with our client and help them understand where the risk exists and
how they can come up with a plan to respond to that risk is extremely
helpful.” – Jeremey Long, SVP, PetraRMS
10 Important and information technology General Data Security Measures from ThreatAdvice
In the whirlwind of information swirling around these days about cybersecurity,
it is very important to specifically focus on the “blocking and tackling”
measures of good cybersecurity. There are certain things each enterprise
and individual should do to create a much more cyber-safe environment.
Here are 10 important measures:
- Establish strong passwords: This is the easiest and one of
the most important things you can to do strengthen your security.
Make sure to use strong passwords, change them often, and require
everyone in the organization to do the same. Also, use different
passwords for every login, and don’t leave your passwords written
down for people to see.
- Update all computer programs regularly. Properly patching
and updating each computer and its programs and applications regularly
is very important to overall enterprise security. There’s lots of great
software, but if it is not properly maintained, it can quickly become
a problem. And remember-your software applications are only as good
as their most recent update.
- Install good antivirus protection. In terms of your online
security weapon arsenal, good anti-virus and anti-malware software
are essential. These important programs are your last line of defense
should an attacker get through to your network.
- Have a strong firewall. A firewall protects your network
by controlling internet traffic coming into and flowing out of your
business. To properly protect a network, a robust firewall is a must.
- Secure your laptops. Laptops are at a very high risk of being
lost or stolen due to their portable nature, so it is very important to
take some steps relative to these devices. Firstly, they should be
encrypted and follow strong password protocols. Also, strong rules
should be in place about what can or can’t be on or accessed by the
laptop. Finally, corporate measures should be taken to keep a strong
inventory of the whereabouts of all laptops, and they should not be
left unsecured in a car or home.
- Secure your mobile phones-Smartphones hold so much data these
days that you should consider them just as valuable as a company
computer. They're very easily lost or stolen, and as such, securing
them is high priority. These devices should also be encrypted, be
password protected, and have “remote wiping” enabled.
- Backup data regularly. All data should regularly be backed
up to an external hard drive, to the cloud, or both. With ransomware
so prevalent these days, this is a must to avoid painful financial
losses for your enterprise. Servers should have a complete backup
weekly, with incremental backups daily. PC’s should have a complete
backup weekly, with incremental backups a couple of times per week.
- Educate your employees-this step is as important of a step
as any on this list. Your employees are your best line of defense,
and conversely can very easily be your weakest link. Comprehensive
cybersecurity awareness and education for everyone in the company is a crucial
but often overlooked step.
- Monitor incoming and outgoing data diligently. Whether it’s
for information coming in or information going out of the network,
having a diligent eye towards content is a key. Things such as intrusion
detection systems and data-leakage prevention software can be very
helpful in monitoring for inappropriate data and preventing a
- Control network access. If certain employees don’t need access
to certain platforms, then don’t give it to them. The more people
that have access to important information, the better the chance
for the information to be breached. Software should have to be
approved before being installed, and peer-to-peer applications
such as instant messaging and file sharing should be looked at
with great consternation. Remember-just doing the basic steps of
cybersecurity will go a long way in protecting your business from disaster.
Remember-training your employees is the most important step you can take in protecting your organization with secure systems.
Interested in learning more? Contact ThreatAdvice
for a cybersecurity education quote and to schedule a short demo!