Mime­cast in se­cu­rity aware­ness ini­tia­tive

Global event to pro­mote im­por­tance of aware­ness train­ing

Network Middle East - - // SECURITY / OCTOBER -

Mime­cast has launched a month-long ini­tia­tive to pro­mote cy­ber­se­cu­rity aware­ness as part of in­te­grated cy­ber re­silience strate­gies.

Mime­cast will use Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Aware­ness Month to in­tro­duce IT de­ci­sion mak­ers to its new­est of­fer­ing, Mime­cast Aware­ness Train­ing. Mime­cast ac­quired Ataata in July 2018, cre­at­ing the foun­da­tion for the new plat­form. Mime­cast Aware­ness Train­ing is de­signed to dra­mat­i­cally lower the risk of cy­ber breaches by chang­ing the be­hav­iour and se­cu­rity habits of em­ploy­ees at scale, the com­pany said.

The ser­vice is de­signed to of­fer mem­o­rable train­ing con­tent, risk scor­ing and real-world sim­u­la­tion at­tack sce­nar­ios. Train­ing top­ics in­clude ran­somware, phish­ing, wire fraud, pass­word hy­giene, PCI com­pli­ance, HIPAA and GDPR.

This month, Mime­cast will also of­fer a free Aware­ness Train­ing kit on its blog. The kit will in­clude de­tails on how to pro­tect against phish­ing, vish­ing, wire trans­fer fraud, in­ad­ver­tent leaks, and un­der­stand­ing the se­cu­rity risks with pub­lic Wi-fi.

Michael Madon, SVP & GM se­cu­rity aware­ness at Mime­cast, said: “Em­ploy­ees need com­pelling rea­sons to care about se­cu­rity and be­come more re­silient against pre­ventable threats. Find­ing creative ways to of­fer cy­ber ed­u­ca­tion breaks through the pas­sive re­sis­tance most em­ploy­ees must train­ing. Mean­while, se­cu­rity teams should be bet­ter armed with the abil­ity to mea­sure risks based on real in­bound threats and com­pre­hen­sive train­ing data.

“We have pre­pared a series of ini­tia­tives to co­in­cide with Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Aware­ness Month. This in­cludes a train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram for Mime­cast cus­tomers look­ing to achieve role-based ex­cel­lence around se­cu­rity best prac­tices,” Madon added.

Se­cu­rity train­ing re­quires cre­ativ­ity to break through to em­ploy­ees, said Madon

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