The situation with cybercrime is dire. So much so that cybersecurity training has become essential for every employee who has computer access to company data.
The stats are staggering:
- Today, one in 13 web requests lead to malware.
- In 2017, cybercrime costs accelerated with organizations spending nearly 23 percent more than 2016 — on average about $11.7 million.
- The average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million.
- The 2017 Equifax breach cost the company over $4 billion in total. 147.9 million consumers were affected.
- Once thought to be malware resistant, 2017 represented an 80 percent increase in new malware on Mac computers.
- Ransomware attacks are growing more than 350 percent annually. By 2019 ransomware damage costs will rise to $11.5 billion and a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds at that time.
- Microsoft Office formats such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel make up the most prevalent group of malicious file extensions at 38 percent of the total.
- In 2017, spear-phishing emails were the most widely used infection vector, employed by 71 percent of those groups that staged cyber-attacks.
Most major security breaches involve a human being doing something wrong, dangerous or just plain dumb somewhere along the way. The problem has been exacerbated by the trend toward mobile phone users accessing their workplace over vulnerable public Wi-Fi connections such as those in restaurants and shopping malls.
Consequently, companies are being encouraged to make cybersecurity training mandatory, covering at least these four main areas:
- Nuts and Bolts of Cybersecurity – Comprehensive dos and don’ts for employees regarding emails, files and off-company site visitations. Should be conducted every six months.
- Awareness – Continue training with regular newsletters or by other means with information on latest cybersecurity news including virus trends and real-life company attacks and how they could have been prevented.
- Responsibility – Employees need to understand that they are responsible for cybercrime vulnerabilities on their watch – especially malware attacks. Using company computers to download software from unknown sites should be discouraged.
- Testing Cybersecurity Knowledge — Following the initial cybersecurity training, employees should be tested on what they’ve learned to guarantee they’re not apt to open company portals to cybercriminals.
Tonex can help organizations train all levels of staff. Currently Tonex offers nearly four dozen different Cybersecurity Training Courses, Seminars and Workshops designed for all IT professionals, security scientists and government personnel who want to learn the foundation of cybersecurity in detail.
Participants are introduced to the cutting edge ways of mitigating cybersecurity vulnerabilities and protecting information systems of cyber-resilient environments, mobile devices, networks or cloud computing systems.
Why Choose Tonex?
— Tonex has been keeping up with cybercrime evolution for 25 years when it first began training organizations on how to better deflect contemporary cyberattacks. Our Cybersecurity Training Courses and seminars are continuously updated so that they reflect the latest industry trends, and they are also created by specialists in the industry who are familiar with the market climate.
— We’re Different because we take into account your workforce’s special learning requirements. In other words, we personalize our training – Tonex has never been and will never be a “one size fits all” learning program.
—So far we have helped over 20,000 developers in over 50 countries stay up to date with cutting edge information from our training categories.
–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
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