Tech Update – Cybersecurity training once a year isn’t working

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Cybersecurity Training

We all know how important it is to keep our people up-to-date on the latest cyber threats. After all, with cyber attacks on the rise, staying one step ahead is crucial to protect your business from potential breaches.

But here’s the thing – annual cyber security training isn’t cutting it.

Sure, it’s become a routine part of the calendar for many organizations. And it’s great that it’s happening at all. But ask any security leader, and they’ll tell you… employees find it time-consuming and uninspiring. From clicking through slides to skimming videos at double speed, it’s usually seen as another box to check.

And let’s be honest: Even for those who engage in the training, there’s little evidence that it leads to real behavior change.

That’s because the traditional approach lacks interactivity and doesn’t connect with employees on a personal level. It’s more about checking boxes than building a culture of cyber security vigilance.

Guess what? There’s a better way. It’s all about small, regular, human-centric interventions. Think of it like the speed signs you see when you’re driving. They remind people to stop and think before they engage in risky behavior. Just as the signs work for driving, this training makes your employees more aware of what they’re clicking.

By nudging employees toward safer decisions in real time, we can help them develop better cyber hygiene habits without overwhelming them with information overload. It’s about empowering them to make smarter choices every day.

With the amount of Generative AI and third-party tools we’re surrounded by right now, it’s more important than ever to give employees the guidance they need to navigate potential risks. Whether through real-time coaching or policy reminders, we can help employees understand the importance of safeguarding sensitive data.

So, while there may be a place for annual training, it’s time to consider using a more proactive approach to cybersecurity education.

This is something we can help you with. If you want to learn more, get in touch.