Gartner Research Note – How to Secure the Human Link

Gartner Identifies Key Challenges and Recommendations for Linking Personal to Professional Security Awareness

Based on its research, Gartner predicts that “by 2020, organizations that use a multi-pronged approach to security awareness will experience a 40% increase in overall employee security competency compared to their position in 2017.”*

If you can’t move the needle on the effectiveness of your security awareness program, this research note from Gartner presents three best practices that could make a difference, including:

  • Nurturing a holistic cyber secure personal lifestyle
  • Committing to training and reinforcing good employee cybersecurity awareness behavior
  • Trusting, but verifying employees’ online behavior

You’ll also get suggestions for steps you can take to execute on each best practice – many of which echo what Global Learning Systems has been saying for years when it comes to implementing a comprehensive and continuous security awareness training and reinforcement program.

Once you read the report, you’ll see how program offerings from Global Learning Systems can position you for that 40% increase in employee security competency. In addition to our extensive security awareness and compliance curriculum, we offer specific training and reinforcement for:

  • Anti-phishing – including simulated phishing attacks
  • Safe social media practices – including privacy settings for commonly-used platforms
  • Personal cybersecurity – including at home, on the go, and for kids
  • Securing mobile devices – both personal and work smartphones, laptops and tablets
  • Leading a secure organization – essential information for executives

* Gartner, How to Secure the Human Link, Amanda Sabia, Joanna Huisman, 2 May 2018