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Why is it important? Why should we care?
There is no such thing as an organization that is too small to be a target by hackers. With it’s a disgruntled ex-employe, or a soviet spy. In fact, Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report found that 58% of data breach victims were small businesses. So, it’s crucial for companies of all sizes to take security seriously. Especially when handing in confidential and personal information related to young-ins.
While the IT department can implement security measures to protect the organization, it’s imperative to have an educated employees. For this reason we are conducting this Cybersecurity Awareness course. SKILLS is a small organization that doesn’t have the luxury of having a huge security team, but hopefully this materials can help educate and inform the Teachers and staff about the best practice to keep the organizations information and systems secure.
Why Security Awareness Training?
“You can’t hold firewalls and intrusion detection systems accountable. You can only hold people accountable.”
— Daryl White, DOI CIO
In a U.S. State of Cybercrime survey, 42% of the respondents stated security awareness training helped to deter attacks. This same report also found that, when a cybersecurity incident occurred, organizations without a security training program experienced 300% greater financial loss compared to those that did have a security training program. If that’s not convincing, consider that regular security awareness training is required to meet compliance regulations such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA, ISO, and others. Though, SKILLS does not fall under these regulations it is still extremely important for the safety of our students, parents and fellow employees. Security training can go a long way in protecting your organization from the fines and disasters that result from a security breach.
Now that you are armed with a couple of reasons you can share as to why it’s important, let’s go over the principles of cyber security.