Attack the Human Risk to Lower Cybercrime Costs
As the Proofpoint report indicates, human actions are increasingly at the root of cybersecurity issues. And as the Ponemon report shows, the cost of those cybersecurity issues is rapidly increasing. Changing employee behaviors can help organizations reduce the costs associated with detection, investigation, remediation, and response to these successful attacks.
The key is to move the dial not only on awareness of social engineering attacks, but on identification and avoidance. Recognizing that a threat exists is not the same as having the knowledge of the cybersecurity best practices that can help prevent clicks, infections, and credential compromise.
Wombat customers that have used our industry-leading Continuous Training Methodology have experienced up to a 90% reduction in successful external phishing attacks and malware infections. Our security awareness training approach is effective because it allows organizations to build a culture of security, which is critical to making cybersecurity an organization-wide pursuit.
Large organizations worldwide — including BT — are increasingly recognizing the need to elevate the discussion, to “see cybersecurity as an opportunity— a business unit, not a cost center” and actively involve end users in risk management activities. A solid, ongoing commitment to end-user security awareness and training can help you reduce the number of successful attacks your organization experiences and, as a result, reduce the costs associated with incident response.
* All costs noted are in US dollars.