Cybersecurity & Social Engineering Training
Whilst technically based cyber-attacks and defences are a major part of securing your organization, it’s vital to ensure your organization’s most important asset – its people – are aware of and able to identify and respond to cyber-attacks.
Intertek’s Cybersecurity Awareness Training will provide your employees with engaging training that changes behaviors and ensures that your colleagues know how to recognize, appropriately respond to and prevent information security incidents.
Training can be delivered in a number of ways, offering total flexibility depending on your organization’s needs and aims:
- Via a dedicated online platform, delivering engaging video content and incorporating interactive learning elements, periodic knowledge checks and a final assessment for course completion.
- Face-to-face ‘classroom’ sessions, with a professional, knowledgeable and engaging trainer delivering content to trainees, also available remotely over a number of remote working/collaboration platforms.
Research shows that human error is still the cause of 95 percent of cybersecurity breaches. So while most organizations spend significant amounts on hardware and software to prevent cyber-attacks, one of the most powerful (and cost effective) actions is simply to invest in high quality, impactful staff training.
Our online learning platform is developed by a team of cybersecurity and software training experts with over 20 years’ experience in their respective fields.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Training package consists of the following components as standard. Modules are flexible depending on organizational policy and the desired outcome of the exercise.
- Why is Cybersecurity Important?
- How Organizations are Hacked
- Password Best Practices
- Social Engineering
- Internet and Email Usage
- Social Media
- Using Public Wi-Fi
Social Engineering is the manipulation of individuals through deception, for the purpose of giving up confidential or personal information. Social Engineering attacks rely heavily on the ability of the attacker to interact with an individual, trying to get them to divulge passwords, security protocols, access to programs or computers and more.
Intertek’s Social Engineering services focus on identifying weaknesses through interaction with the social, physical and procedural aspects of the organization, whereas technical vulnerabilities such as unpatched software or weak encryption are sought out by penetration testing.
A lack of staff security awareness and weak physical or procedural security controls may allow unauthorized access to confidential information, via the people and buildings that hold this data.
Intertek will agree and perform a series of simulated attacks such as phishing campaigns and building access attempts to test the response of your employees to such scenarios, allowing you to understand how ready you are to counter this type of threat.