Security Awareness Training
Employees are one of the biggest threats to an organization’s information security. When they lack security awareness and do not understand the risks they face then they are more likely to cause a data breach. Accordingly, cybersecurity training should be an integral part of every organization’s overall security strategy.
Examples of breaches caused by employee negligence include:
- An unencrypted laptop containing personally identifiable information (“PII”) was stolen from an employee’s unlocked car.
- A secretary was tricked by a phishing email and disclosed her username and password to the company network.
- An old computer containing protected health information (“PHI”) was sold on eBay without first wiping the data from the hard drive.
- An employee opened an email attachment that secretly installed malware. The malware captured the company’s banking login credentials and cyber criminals subsequently stole over $150,000 from the company’s bank account.
Information Security Training and Awareness Programs
Information security training and awareness programs can transform an employee from being a cybersecurity liability into a valuable first line of defense for protecting an organization’s data. TCDI offers customized training programs where the scope of each session is determined by your risk and compliance objectives. Then, our experienced trainers will provide either onsite or remote training. Whether it is general risk and compliance or HIPAA security awareness training, TCDI will help your employees become more knowledge on how to protect your organization’s sensitive data.
Instilling the importance of data security in the minds of your employees is critical. Call our TCDI-North office today to discuss our information security training at (216) 664-1100 or request a quote here.