DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kl5px7/security) has announced the addition of the "Security Awareness Training: Are We Getting Any Better at Organizational and Internet Security? " report to their offering.
2014 was dubbed "the year of the breach" as over a billion consumer records across nearly every industry vertical worldwide were exposed, costing billions of dollars in recovery costs and lost revenue for the affected organizations. Though this was a tough wake-up call, many organizations have seen that technology, though a necessary part of a security strategy, is not able to fully prevent breaches. They see that people are now most often the weakest link in security defense. At the same time, the old strategies of locking down everything so people cannot possibly cause a problem increases worker and business friction to a point that is unacceptable to both, putting security programs, and the security personnel, at-risk. To achieve both security and usability, security teams must create a change in the mentality and even business culture that by making personnel more aware of and vigilant against the various attacks they face on a near daily basis.
For the "2015 Security Awareness Training: Are We Getting Any Better at Organizational and Internet Security?" report, the author surveyed nearly 600 people in North America across the small-to-medium businesses (SMB), midmarket, and enterprise spaces. Respondents represented line of business, IT, and security/fraud/risk across major verticals including education, finance/banking/insurance, government/nonprofit, health care/medical/pharma, retail, and utilities/infrastructure.
The research revealed that a tremendous shift in awareness training programs has taken place, especially across the previously underserved SMB space. While in 2014 56% of individuals reported they had not received any training from their organizations, in 2015, 59% indicated they had now received some level of training.
Many positive trends continued in the research showing the following
- Training content is becoming more accessible to organizations of all sizes from both a delivery and cost perspective.
- Programs are becoming more effective and have better measurement and management capabilities.
- Due to training, employees are better at recognizing various forms of social engineering.
- Trained personnel recognize that they make better security choices at home as well as at work, further increasing the value of training.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Demographics and Budgets
3. Research Findings - Awareness Training Programs
4. Research Findings - General
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