By Divan de Nysschen, Cybersecurity Architect at NEC XON
Malicious actors seeking to infiltrate networks would rather find a way to be given a key to the castle by an unsuspecting human than try to climb the ramparts or break through a thick iron gate. Recent statistics reveal that a staggering 22% of all cyber breaches stem from phishing attacks, which take an alarming 295 days, on average, to contain.
To defend against cyber threats effectively, businesses must prioritise increasing cybersecurity awareness among their employees. This awareness ensures that employees are well-versed in maintaining their "cyber hygiene" and understanding how to identify and prevent cyber threats. With the right tools and knowledge, employees can act proactively to prevent security incidents that could lead to data breaches, causing significant harm to a business's operations, finances, and reputation.
Five strategies to thwart the thieves
In this blog, we explore five contemporary strategies designed to cultivate cyber awareness and enhance employee resilience against social engineering.
Cybersecurity awareness is a critical component of an organisation's defence against the growing threat of cyberattacks. By implementing the strategies mentioned above and continuously educating and engaging employees, businesses can enhance their cybersecurity posture and create a resilient workforce that is well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the digital age. Remember, in the battle against cyber threats, informed and aware employees are your first line of defence.