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Our organisational resilience and security against growing cyber-attacks really is a team sport – everyone in our organisations has a critical role they need to play.

As the Telstra Security Report 2019 states: “Our respondents identified the greatest risk to IT security is human error – often caused by inadequate business processes and employees not adequately understanding their organisations security posture.”

The great majority of successful cyber-attacks succeed because of simple errors any of us can make – clicking on a suspicious link or attachment, sharing personal information on social media that can be used against you, continuing to rely on poor passwords, accessing sensitive information via insecure public wi-fi…

The reality is that we all require new cyber awareness skills and behaviours for the digital age to better understand what appropriate and safe behaviours look like.

Yet cyber awareness training is all too-often delivered as an annual 30-to-60-minute ‘tick-box’ course – a far cry from what we know works in changing behaviours. The answer to the question “Is it really reasonable to train my staff to become expert at detecting phishing emails for example in a 30-minute annual training course?” should be a resounding “NO”.

So just how much security awareness training is enough?

We suggest you provide just enough micro-learning to convey simple, practical advice that is straightforward and easy to understand. But be realistic about what awareness training can really hope to achieve in terms of imparting expertise on a non-expert audience, and design a cyber awareness programme that delivers consistent, regular, short and targeted training, with a focus on continuous reinforcement of key concepts and actions relevant to your organisations critical vulnerabilities.

How can DDLS help you? We are delighted today to be launching our partnership with RESILIA Frontline which comes from the same organisation who provides ITIL and PRINCE2 best practice training. RESILIA Frontline is certified cyber awareness online training for all staff designed to enable your organisation to design, personalise and manage an effective cyber awareness training programme that suits your unique requirements. RESILIA Frontline provides games, eLearning, videos, real-life stories, podcasts, posters and animations delivered as short, nugget based learning with refreshers and reminders to develop and sustain safe behaviours.

Security that doesn’t work for your people, doesn’t work. So, have a look at how RESILIA Frontline could help you engage and involve all your people.

To find out more and to see it for yourself contact:

1800 853 276 or email [email protected]

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