Organizations throughout the world are making daily mistakes when it comes to their cybersecurity practices. Some of these mistakes can cost millions of dollars, and damage reputations. It may seem like the easiest solution to avoiding such mistakes is turning to the latest security tech, when really the best defense is already within your organization; your employees.
According to a recent article by the Harvard Business Review, the average annualized cost of cyber crime for global companies has increased from $7.2 million to $11.7 million in the last four years. Organizations are spending billions on the latest cyber crime technology to protect themselves from these costly crimes, neglecting their own employees – the biggest contributor to the problem.
Human error, is cybersecurity’s biggest threat. According to a study performed by IBM in 2014, “over 95% of all security incidents recognize human error as a contributing factor.” The good news about this staggering number is that your employees are much cheaper to deal with than the latest cybersecurity tech solution.
Organizations have the option to train their employees in cybersecurity, which will greatly limit the number of mistakes those employees make. Training options range from an online training course that can be taken at the employee’s own pace, or the employee can enroll in and attend a more structured college course. Economically, the online course is the best option.
Right now, an individual can subscribe to a monthly subscription of Ascend Education’s online CompTIA CSA+ course for just $1. This will give you your first month of course access, each additional month needed will be purchased at regular price.
whether you are an employee looking for a great gift to give your employer this holiday season, or you are an employer looking for a gift for your employees, our CSA+ monthly subscription is the way to go.
Don’t fall into the trap of searching for and purchasing the latest cybersecurity tech before you solve the real problem. Train your individual employees to protect the company’s information. Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be costly, and it doesn’t have to be hard. Purchase your cybersecurity training today.
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