Why is Security Awareness Training Necessary?

Last week’s blog, we discussed Security Awareness training. We delved into what it is and what precisely we offer at Pendello Solutions. Our goal this week is to give you some significant numbers to paint a vivid picture of why Security Awareness training is so necessary. In this day and age, Security Awareness training is something that can keep your hard-earned business as safe as possible from the devastating effects of a security breach.

On average, last year in the United States, the economic effect of a security breach cost individual businesses $7.91million per breach. This amount is more than any other country, and I’m sure you can imagine the effect this could have on your business. 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months of a breach. To make matters, small businesses are getting struck hard as 43% of all cyberattacks are directed toward small businesses.

Technology alone will most likely not keep you safe. Our employees indeed are our best defense against attacks. 95% of security breaches are caused by employee error, and with 41% of businesses having over 1000 sensitive files open for anyone to see, the task of a breach can sometimes be quite simple. Knowing what to look for, what not to click on, and what to do if you think you've been breached is a large part of the cybersecurity battle. For this reason, this is why Security Awareness training can be a lifeline for your business. Without it, you are potentially risking your entire business.

Don’t be one of the millions of organizations that will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds this year. Arm your employees to be your frontline of defense against cybersecurity. Contact our Pendello Solutions team today and let us customize a comprehensive Security Awareness training program to get all of your employees on the same page when it comes to Cybersecurity. Cybercriminals are continually updating their practices so to stay ahead of their game; you need to be doing the same!