Six Ways to Increase Employee Engagement in Security Training
By now most of us understand that employees are cybersecurity’s weakest link and biggest attack vector – those online criminals are targeting specific people within organizations with access to sensitive data – instead of traditional perimeter defenses. Yet increasing employee engagement in both security awareness training and application security (AppSec) training still too often meets foot-dragging, procrastination, and collective eyerolls – when it’s even offered.
In 2021 businesses lost a staggering $7 billion due to cyberattacks and insider threats. Per usual, these breaches can be traced to a single employee – usually unwittingly – clicking on the malicious email and ushering in a torrent of trojan horses into his or her company.