How Effective is Security Awareness Training?

Users remain the first level of a layered defense system in protecting an organization from security attacks. Although anti-phishing solutions are critical for protecting an organization from web based attacks, no technology-based solution can overcome the errors made by users who inadvertently introduce malware into the network. Users must receive appropriate Security Awareness Training in order to recognize phishing characteristics and what to do when confronted with them. In order to understand the efficacy of various types of Security Awareness Training, Osterman Research conducted two market research surveys in which they determined the five approaches to security awareness training as well as measured the positive impact in organizations that have implemented it.

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