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Cyber awareness training

Strong end-user education is vital for protecting organisations against cyber threats

Challenges

People are the primary attack vector - have we trained our employees to be aware?

Technology alone is not sufficient for protecting organisations against cyber threats and must be complemented by strong security processes and user education. The human factor is the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, and an employee clicking on a phishing link can have devastating consequences for an organisation even when other cyber safeguards are established.

Security awareness training is the process of educating users on a variety of cybersecurity threats and corporate security policies for addressing them. The purpose is to equip users to recognise cyber threats and avoid falling victim to them, and to know how to react if they encounter this situation. The training also aims to raise awareness on the importance of cybersecurity and to help build a security-oriented mindset among users.

As the technological and threat landscapes are constantly evolving, security awareness trainings should be provided regularly, as part of a larger security programme, to ensure users’ knowledge is kept up to date. Training sessions should ideally be followed by tests that measure the results of the initiative, e.g. phishing campaigns. Implementing this type of training programme helps organisations address the following common challenges:

  • Threat landscape is continuously evolving, and knowledge needs to be updated accordingly

  • Lack of awareness among users concerning cyber threats and how to avoid them

  • Potential catastrophic consequences of users falling victim of cyber threats.

We have extensive experience in consulting and implementing how to secure and streamline IT operations to harden the defence against cyber threats. We help our clients to determine and implement the right controls, processes and tools to increase cybersecurity within the organisation.

Why Deloitte?

Awarded market leaders

We strive to continuously lead the market in the area of cyber risk and security services. We are awarded and acknowledged by some of the most renowned institutions within the area of cyber, e.g. Gartner, ALM Intelligence and Forrester. In 2020, we were named global leader in Security Consulting Services for the 9th year in a row by Gartner.

Leading-edge technologies

We are committed to investing in innovation and emerging technologies to ensure that we are equipped with the latest tools to solve current and future challenges for our clients. Alliances with market-leading cyber vendors and groundbreaking startups around the world offer our clients access to a wide range of cyber-risk technologies and leading-edge technology innovation.

Global intelligence delivered locally

We have the largest professional services network in the world. Diversity across our cyber teams helps us work across the globe with a local and personal lens. We have over 8,600 dedicated cyber-risk service practitioners of which 1,300 are dedicated to Europe and the Middle East alone, ready to help our clients everywhere with any challenge.

End-to-end cyber-risk services

We cover every aspect of cyber risk — from advisory and implementation of strategic transformations to managed security services, product solutions and incident management. This enables us to deliver more resilient and silo-breaking solutions, taking the whole business chain into account. This helps our clients to leverage their potential and growth even more.

Reach out

If you would like to know more about how to increase your cybersecurity with strong end-user education, contact our experts below.

Christian Schmidt

Director

Michael Møller Kristensen

Manager