Human error is often the weak link in security due to a lack of awareness on an employee’s part about the consequences of improper actions, and how that ultimately impacts the system as a whole. Security awareness is a critical component to reducing the incidents of security breaches or breakdowns, but is commonly overlooked. Security training is an important part of a cybersecurity strategy.
Security awareness programs provide an effective strategy to raise the awareness of employees and their role in making certain a comprehensive understanding of security policies and the ramifications of their actions have on overall security. Employees should be educated on a policy’s basic components and their benefits to the organization.
It’s important for security awareness training to be developed and disseminated in various formats within the organization.