Fortunately, there are many tools and processes that help you protect your business against cyber risks. However in companies often the employees are the weak link. They can click on phishing emails, have an easy-to-guess password or accidentally share sensitive information. An effective way to combat cybercrime is to increase your employees’ Cyber Awareness. But how do you do that? You can read more about this in this article.
Every year, no less than 1 in 5 Dutch people fall victim to hackers and in 59% of the cases this is unfortunately caused by human actions. Themes such as ‘how do you deal with cyber risks?’, ‘how do you ensure a good password policy?’ and ‘how do we deal with the risks of working from home?’ are becoming increasingly important themes within business operations. The Financieel Dagblad headlined it last May: ‘Oops, the company network is down because of you’. In research with 71,000 people within SMEs, 1 in 5 people fell for a circulated phishing email. You probably know the example of a text message or email from DHL without having ordered a package. Also a well known example is the WhatsApp message of someone pretending to be someone you know and in need of money (quickly). Sometimes companies are even shut down for weeks due to a cyber attack. For example, Albert Heijn recently had an empty cheese department because their supplier was a victim of hostage software.
What is Cyber Awareness and why is it important?
Cyber Awareness is about recognizing and reducing cyber risks and knowing how to act on them. By making employees aware of the risks and training them on their behavior. By being aware of these issues, you ensure greater digital security. In this way you create, as it were, a “Human firewall”. Consider questions such as:
- What do you do if you are hacked?
- Malware, viruses and trojan horses, what are they and what is the difference?
- What if data becomes public?
- What is a password manager?
- What is a good password?
- And how often should you change your passwords?
Keep hackers out
Are you looking for the answer to these questions? Toomba now has a course for this that explains everything you need to know down to the last detail. In this Cyber Awareness course you will get all the answers to these questions and you will learn to recognize and reduce cyber risks. The course, for which you can request a free trial, helps to considerably limit the risk of a cyber attack.
The following 5 Cyber Awareness modules are offered:
- The biggest cyber risks
- Password management
- Working from home and cyber risks
- A cyber attack, what to do?
- A good IT policy
New learning platform: High Five Learning
The Cyber Awareness course can be followed exclusively via the learning platform: High Five Learning. We make learning fun and easy for every organization. To help relations and customers on their way, you can temporarily try a cyber awareness module for free. Please contact Patrick Berends (call +31 618421926 or email [email protected]) for more information.