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Employees are the first line of defense when it comes to cybersecurity. That’s why security awareness training has become essential in the wake of social engineering attacks, like phishing.
Despite their attempt to address the situation, traditional security awareness programs have been largely ineffective. According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 67 percent of all incidents involve some form of social engineering, dominated by phishing and credential theft.
However, there’s a new approach to learning that has significant implications for keeping employees more engaged and better able to retain the knowledge they need to avoid become victimized by social engineering threat actors: microlearning.
In “The Valuable Role of Microlearning in Cybersecurity: How it better prepares employees to recognize and report cyberthreats,” learn how cybersecurity training sessions of three minutes or less, offered on a consistent, ongoing schedule better prepare an organization’s users to defend themselves from today’s prevalent social engineering attacks. It does so by following six basic principles:
1. Learning is presented in short sessions.
2. Each session is narrowly focused.
3. Accessing the session is convenient and frictionless.
4. Each session has a clear and practical application.
5. A performance-based measuring system gauges improvement.
6. It drives a culture of ongoing learning.
Get an in-depth look at how the microlearning approach to security awareness can keep employees more engaged, better able to respond, and keep cybersecurity always top of mind, so your organization can successfully build a culture of security. Download now.