Cyber security awareness training is critical to protecting your business from cybercrime. By teaching your employees about threats and risks, you can help them avoid becoming victims of cyber attacks or compromising the organisation.
Typical cyber security awareness training often fails to engage people and encourage memory retention. A cyber security escape room educates your employees on the following risks to strengthen your cyber security posture.
Creating strong passwords
Too often, we use repeatable passwords that are easy to remember. These practices put business data at risk. Cyber security awareness training teaches your team the dangers of weak passwords and what they can do to create strong, unique passwords to make it much more difficult for threat actors to hack into your systems.
Recognising phishing attempts
Phishing is a type of cyber attack that involves using fraudulent emails or websites to trick people into providing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information. These attacks can be very sophisticated and often target businesses or high-profile individuals through social engineering. By educating your team on phishing attacks, you can help protect your business from becoming a victim of these types of attacks.
Threat actors and social media
Cyber criminals can easily collect data about their targets by creating fake profiles or impersonating real people. They can also use social engineering techniques to trick people into revealing confidential information. As such, it is essential to educate your team on recognising suspicious requests, even if they appear to be from a colleague.
Securing data against insider threats
Insider threats can have devastating consequences for businesses. Training employees to secure sensitive data is integral to mitigating insider threats. Employees should know how to identify sensitive data, protect it from unauthorised access, and what to do if they suspect that an unauthorised person has accessed it.
Best practices for USB devices
USB devices can be the gateways to putting the business at risk. Threat actors can leverage such devices by leaving them lying around for someone to pick up and insert into a device, only to infect with malware. USB devices can easily become lost or stolen, and those with sensitive data can put such information into the wrong hands.
Protecting the business premises
Physical cyber security threats can be just as damaging as digital threats. Organisations need comprehensive physical security measures to protect against these threats, such as securing entry points and restricting access to computer equipment.
Risks created by remote work
Remote work creates new vulnerabilities for businesses. People might use personal devices to log into work accounts, which might not be password protected or used by other people, such as partners or children. In addition, if someone connects to an unsecured Wi-Fi network, it’s possible for a threat actor on that network to intercept the data being sent and received.
Engage your staff with a cyber escape room
Our Cyber Escape Rooms are a tried and true method of ensuring your team gain and retain valuable cyber security and awareness knowledge. Whether working remotely or finding a cause to get the team back together, we can tailor a physical or virtual Cyber Escape Room to suit your group. You can book a preview session to learn more about the experience.