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Now that we are halfway through 2023, it may be time to think about refreshing your user’s Cybersecurity Awareness Training. Though there isn’t a one-size-fit-all requirement for the best frequency of awareness training, 80% of organizations reduced their staff’s susceptibility to email phishing attacks by providing awareness training.

If you decide to refresh your user’s awareness knowledge, be sure to include a few of these topics.

Cyberattacks are on the rise and the FTC has updated their Safeguards Rule.
FTC Safeguards Rule

1. Phishing: Users need to be able to recognize phishing emails. Remind employees not to click on suspicious links or download attachments from unknown senders. If you don’t have them already, consider adding simulated phishing exercises as part of your awareness program.

2. Mobile Devices: Training should include guidance for mobile device users with topics including not accessing sensitive information on public Wi-Fi networks, only downloading approved apps, and keeping devices up to date with security patches.

3. Reporting Incidents: Your users should know how to report incidents and suspicious activity. This includes reporting lost or stolen devices, as well as any unusual or suspicious emails or pop-ups.

Remember, the goal of training frequency is to strike a balance between providing adequate training and not overwhelming employees with excessive sessions that could lead to disengagement. If you need assistance with your cybersecurity training, we’re here to help.

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