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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 compromised network.
  10. 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!

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