Recent headlines are a reminder that security awareness training is a critical component of running your business:

Every employee who uses information systems is a potential vulnerability that may be exploited to cause damage and loss to your business. Security awareness is a critical step in helping reduce the risk posed by employees using your information systems.

Security awareness is not highly technical. It is intended to help employees recognize security concerns and act appropriately in response. For example, security awareness training may help employees recognize fraudulent emails better, in order that they are less vulnerable to clicking on links sent by malicious actors. Training of this nature helps reduce risk of successful attack of company data for exploits such as CryptoLocker and other “ransom-ware” hoping to extort money from businesses and individuals.

Security awareness is not the only component of a comprehensive security plan, but it is a critical component that cannot be fully addressed with technical or system controls.

If you are interested in having our team deliver security awareness training to your business, contact Michael Senkbeil at 262-522-8248.

Written by Michael Senkbeil, MCSE, GCFA, CISSP, CISA | Partner
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