The adoption of new technologies and innovation in the workplace streamlines processes and provides greater flexibility. However, a more virtual work environment, especially given COVID-19 work from home orders, has contributed to a growing cybercrime industry.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021 – doubling annual estimated costs from 2015. To protect your organization, a comprehensive security approach is essential.

In addition to secure operating systems and software, organizations must train employees to identify and avoid cyberattacks, such as phishing scams, that prey on individuals. Vector Solutions’ Cybersecurity training catalog covers cybersecurity best practices to help protect your agency’s valuable information and prevent loss.

Common Cyberattacks on Employees

While precautions can be taken at an organizational level, your employees can be a vulnerability in your cybersecurity program without the proper training.  As identified by Cisco, some of the most common types of cyberattacks include:

  • Malware – a malicious software that breaches a network via a user clicking a dangerous link or email attachment
  • Phishing – a fraudulent email or communication that tricks users to provide sensitive information
  • Man-in-the-middle attack – an attacker inserts themselves in during a transaction (via an unsecure network) to steal data
  • Denial-of-service – floods systems with traffic to exhaust bandwidth

Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Vector Solutions’ online cybersecurity training courses are designed to increase awareness for every employee in your organization. Courses are user-friendly and deliver crucial information about today’s greatest cyber threats and how to protect oneself.

Topics include incident preparedness, safeguarding against social engineer attacks, password security basics, email safety and end-user best practices.

Personnel can complete the training online and refer back to the self-paced courses at any time. Each course also includes an end exam to verify employees’ comprehension.

Available through the TargetSolutions training management system, you can ensure cybersecurity compliance throughout your entire agency. Deliver important cybersecurity awareness courses and track individuals’ training progress with visual reports.

To view Vector Solutions’ Cybersecurity Training Catalog, please click here.