In a series of forthcoming articles and resources, Complete IT Systems and Kaspersky will be guiding your business through how to build your users’ cybersecurity awareness.

Educate, protect and empower your users

According to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, a staggering 90% of cyber-incidents are caused by human error*. Let that sink in for a moment.

Thanks to advanced phishing filters and firewalls, many organisations have better security protection. So today, the first point of vulnerability in the cybersecurity chain is your own users. They provide an entry point into IT systems, with human error now accounting for the majority of cyber incidents.

Your organisation could lose significant revenue, simply through a lack of security awareness. In fact, 82% of employers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills. Educating your users about cybersecurity issues now – to change their attitudes and behavior – will protect your business and IT systems.

The freedom to perform

While the South American jungle is / may be an exaggeration, the fact is that IT departments’ old comfort blankets of secure office LAN networks and VPNs are becoming more and more obsolete.

Great technology exists in many companies, so people must have the cybersecurity skills to use it confidently. The right training delivers that, and also increases security awareness amongst your employees, boosts morale and contributes to a better work culture.

Just like other training, learning cybersecurity skills is less effective if courses are lengthy, technical and uninspiring. Security awareness training should be continuous, with a clear programme structure, and smaller step-by-step lessons that stimulate the necessary behavior and motivate your employees to detect and report real attacks.

Giving your users the freedom to perform will have widespread benefits for your business – well-trained employees safeguard your company by reducing security incidents, improving uptime and efficiency across your organisation.

Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform (ASAP).

With Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform (ASAP), you benefit from more effective computer-based interactive training, which can significantly decrease the number of human-related cybersecurity incidents in an organisation.

Want to find out more?

As Kaspersky Gold Partners, Complete IT Systems can offer you expert advice on the solutions and how they could be effectively deployed in your business.

To find out more or request a free trial, please call us on 01274 396 213 or use our contact form and we’ll arrange a good time to call you back.

Check out this short video to see ASAP in action!

*References – Analysis of data breach reports filed with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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