“The Americans are the most gullible, because they don’t like to deny co-workers’ requests.” — Kevin Mitnick, formerly the world’s most-wanted hacker
THE WEAKEST LINK
Antivirus protection can’t keep your data safe anymore. Today, only 3% of malware attacks target a technical flaw; the other 97% target users through social engineering. Hackers collect information about a company, then send fraudulent emails to employees in an attempt to trick them into opening a dangerous attachment or releasing valuable information. And here’s the worst part: It works. 91% of data breaches are the result of social engineering schemes like phishing.
MY TEAM WOULD NEVER FALL FOR THAT
Are you willing to bet $6 million on that belief? This is how much money the Wall Street firm SS&C Technology lost when their employees fell for a “Business Email Compromise” scam in 2016. Employees authorized six wire transfers without ever verifying the legitimacy of the email requests. Will you be able to pay for that kind of careless mistake?
IMPROVE SECURITY WITH END-USER AWARENESS TRAINING
End-user awareness training educates employees about the dangers of social engineering, spam, phishing, and other tactics that hackers use today. Rather than relying on once-a-year sessions, modern training programs run automatically, with simulated attacks, so employees in every industry are always on their toes. End-user awareness training teaches your team to make sure the security issues facing your company are always top of mind.
With the right amount of training, you can reduce your risk of becoming a victim by giving your employees the tools they need to prevent:
- Ransomware attacks
- CEO fraud
It’s time to stop leaving your team vulnerable to sophisticated hacking attacks. Call 804.730.2628 or visit sklartechnology.com/contact-us to send us an email and register your team for end-user security training.