End User Cyber Security Awareness

Cyber Security Awareness

It is critical that the human factor is addressed in any information security strategy.  Education and awareness—among executives and managers, as well as employees—is as important to the security of their information as firewalls.  Creating awareness and keeping your employees up-to-date on the latest threats is imperative in the effort to prevent major data breaches.

Although cyber attacks are inevitable, employee training can go a long way in mitigating future attacks. Employees must be educated about the risks of sharing personal information on the Internet as well as how to recognize a targeted attack and what the protocol is when such a scenario arises. 

Sergey Glazunov, a Russian student, successfully hacked a computer running a Chrome browser by using a never-before-seen exploit, reports Forbes .

Why is cyber security awareness important?

When an enterprise's employees are cyber security aware, it means they understand what cyber threats are, the potential impact a cyber-attack will have on their business and the steps required to reduce risk and prevent cyber-crime infiltrating their online workspace.

What is a security awareness program?

A security awareness program is a formal program with the goal of training users of the potential threats to an organization's information and how to avoid situations that might put the organization's data at risk. ... In information security, people are the weakest link.

Who is the No 1 hacker in world?

Kevin David Mitnick (born August 6, 1963) is an American computer security consultant, author, and convicted hacker, best known for his high-profile 1995 arrest and five years in prison for various computer and communications-related crimes.

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