Op-Ed: Why it’s time to swap occasional cyber awareness training for embedded education initiatives

This was written for the Australian market but applies everywhere. Targeted training, regularly repeated, is much more effective than a ‘security awareness month’…:

[…] When it comes to cyber security awareness, what we know works best over the long term is frequent and consistent reinforcement, across a variety of settings. It’s the reason people no longer leave their log-in details on a sticky note, taped to their computer monitor. And why they don’t blithely plug a stray flash drive into the corporate network, or race to respond when a Nigerian prince emails them with an offer that’s too good to be true.

Delivering micro-lessons in the moment, and providing employees with the opportunity to learn from their mistakes in a safe setting, ensures cyber security knowledge is absorbed and retained, in a way ‘classroom’ teachings just can’t.

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Original article here