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

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