Cybersecurity Awareness Training

What is Cybersecurity awareness training?

Cybersecurity Awareness training by Webroot is an education process that teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices, and regulatory compliance. The comprehensive training includes how to avoid phishing other types of social engineering cyber attacks, spot potential malware behavior, report possible security threats, and adhere to any applicable data privacy compliance regulations such as GDPR, PCI DSS, and HIPAA.

90% of successful network breaches were caused by user error*
93% of successful security breaches start with phishing*

Why businesses need security awareness training

Some businesses feel their employees wouldn’t fall for something like a phishing scam, but cybercriminals still use this attack method because it continues to succeed. The 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report revealed that 93% of successful security breaches start with phishing.

Providing your employees with regular training that includes phishing simulation, IT security best practices, and data protection can significantly reduce risk, decrease spyware and malware, and protect your reputation.

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Don’t gamble with your reputation

No matter your business size, your users are heavily targeted by attackers. A single successful phishing email could mean access to everything on your corporate network. A study by the Ponemon Institute on the value of employee training showed that businesses who roll out security awareness training programs see improvements between 26% to 99% in their phishing email click rates with an average improvement of 64%.

During the first six months of usage, Webroot Security Awareness Training customers have seen these results:

Phishing click-through rates drop from a 37% average to 12% in 6 months.

Results are doubly effective if users leverage both phishing simulations and training, rather than simulations alone.

The more training and awareness, the better the results

Cybersecurity Awareness Course Examples

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Understanding Phishing
  • Description: Comprehensive phishing course with an overview of different types of phishing attacks, the risks phishing poses to users and companies, as well as best practices to avoid falling for a phishing attack. Includes real-world scenarios and examples.
  • Topics:
    • Categories of phishing
    • Risks associated with phishing
    • Best practices to stay safe
    • Full and abbreviated versions
  • Varying knowledge check questions
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Understanding Cyber Security
  • Description: Best practices every end-user and employee should know to help reduce the risk of malware infection and company breach.
  • Usage: Annual and new-hire security awareness training.
  • Topics:
    • Internet and email best practices
    • Keeping a clean machine
    • Password management
    • Phishing & social engineering
    • Signs of a cybersecurity breach
    • Interactive quiz (8 questions)

Understanding Cybersecurity
Length: 10 min

  • Description: Best practices every end-user and employee should know to help reduce the risk of malware infection and company breach.
  • Usage: Annual and new-hire security awareness training.
  • Topics:
    • Internet and email best practices
    • Keeping a clean machine
    • Password management
    • Phishing & social engineering
    • Signs of a cybersecurity breach
    • Interactive quiz (8 questions)

 

Phishing Awareness
Length: 8 min / 3 min

  • Description: A topical course on the risks of phishing and how to avoid them.
  • Recommended usage: Monthly, bi-monthly, or as needed.
  • Topics:
    • Phishing risks
    • Common techniques
    • How to spot phishing attempts
    • Full and abbreviated versions
  • Quiz: 5 interactive questions

Cyber Security Overview
Length: 20 min

  • Description: A general overview of cybersecurity risks and best practices to stay safe.
  • Usage: Annual, new hire, or as needed.
  • Topics:
    • Cybersecurity basics
    • Email / Password / Web / Malware
    • Best practices to stay safe
  • Quiz: 10 interactive questions

Websites & Software
Length: 7 min

  • Description: A topical course on the risks of browsing malicious websites and installing software and how to stay safe.
  • Recommended usage: Monthly or bi-monthly.
  • Topics:
    • Web browsing risks
    • Malicious websites and software
    • Best practices to stay safe
  • Quiz: 5 interactive questions

Physical Security
Length: 7 min

  • Description: A topical course on physical security and how to reduce risk around the office.
  • Recommended usage: Monthly or bi-monthly.
  • Topics:
    • Physical security risks
    • Tailgating, clean desk, and USB drives
    • Best practices to stay safe
  • Quiz: 5 interactive questions

Understanding Malware
Length: 8 min

  • Description: This course gives end users a basic understanding of malware risks.
  • Recommended usage: As needed.
  • Topics:
    • Types of malware
    • Polymorphic malware
    • Infection scenario
  • Quiz: 3 interactive questions

Why Webroot Cybersecurity Awareness Training is different!

Proven efficacy

User error accounts for up to 90% of successful breaches. With computer-based training, you can significantly change the odds.

Ongoing defense

Ongoing user training ensures your clients are kept up to date on the latest methods of attack, so they stay on track and out of the headlines.

Regulatory compliance

Protect users and data, avoid fines, and ensure compliance with SEC, FINRA, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and other regulations.

Engaging, interactive courses

Succinct, easily-consumed, interactive courses increase end users’ attentiveness, as well as the overall effectiveness of cybersecurity education programs

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