Phishing Awareness Training

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Dec 21, 2016 5:00:29 PM

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How often do your employees click on links without knowing where they lead? How many attachments are opened without recognizing who the email came from? Hint: A lot more often than you think.  Most organizations have at least one click-through on a well-designed “Phishing” test…some as many as 10-25%.

CyberSecurity and malware continue to take the forefront in the media. Although attacks on huge companies get the most publicity, smaller companies are usually at even more risk. Malicious software may sit on your network undetected for months, or take over in moments, damaging, stealing or destroying the information you use to run your business.

What most people do not realize is that those “hacks” are generally not caused by technology failures – but by human error. Social engineering is the hacker’s tool of choice these days. So once you’ve handled basic security for your network, the single greatest return on investment you can make is to educate and test your staff. 

Employees may not know what to be aware of and are not sure how to handle something that seems suspicious. The information that is available is often more confusing than helpful, and most will not readily admit they really don’t understand it. 

Your employees undoubtedly mean well, but without proper information and training, they will unknowingly make the common mistakes and avoidable lapses in judgement that put your company at risk. 

River Run provides training resources to companies that are interested in educating their employees on what to look for, what to avoid, and how to prevent data breaches and catastrophic malware attacks. We offer a complete solution with options to test and train for email phishing, online web training, executive testing, flash drive testing and internet usage training. All of our programs are geared to helping your employees understand the necessity of data security and simple ways to use the internet more wisely.

Start the new year off with the knowledge needed to protect your business systems from an attack!

 

Topics: Phishing attacks, training

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