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Five Important Cybersecurity Training Modules for Your Business

Attackers are always looking for new ways to gain access to your organization’s network and sensitive data. While most of today’s advanced security technologies provide an ample and comprehensive defense of your systems and applications, they can’t protect against human error. Users are often the weakest and most easily exploited point of entry for cybercriminals, who use phishing and social engineering strategies to trick people into opening malicious links or files that spread throughout your network.

This is why cybersecurity training should play an essential role in every organization’s protection strategy. It increases employee awareness and makes it easier for them to identify and stop any potential threats. Fortis Advisory Services offer dozens of cybersecurity training modules through our partners at KnowBe4, each detailing the different types of dangers that users may encounter. While all of them are important, here are brief summaries of five key cybersecurity training modules.

Protecting Against Ransomware

This module provides a brief but comprehensive training on how to recognize and prevent ransomware attacks. The best practices you will learn are also applicable in fighting other phishing and malware-based threats.

Upon completion of this module, you will learn that the best way to prevent ransomware is to be proactive, and that ransomware security training is the most effective way to protect your organization against a ransomware attack. You will also gain a better understanding of the risk and impact of becoming infected with ransomware, and how to detect such an attack. Lastly, you’ll get some important tips on how to keep your device and organization safe from malicious emails and websites.

Social Engineering

This module goes beyond the phishing threat to explain dangers associated with smishing, vishing, social media, and in-person attacks. You will also learn how to spot common social engineering techniques and traps.

At the conclusion of this module, you should have the knowledge to protect yourself from manipulation of people into accessing dangerous materials (such as malware), divulging private information (such as passwords or company data), or otherwise providing a foothold for malicious cyber attackers to bring harm to a business.

Email Security

In this module, Email Security refers to the collective measures used to secure the access and content of an email account or service. It allows an individual or organization to protect the overall access to one or more email addresses/accounts. Learn how to identify and avoid manipulative content, malicious and disguised links, dangerous attachments, inappropriate data requests, and other threats.

Upon completion of this module, you will have a better understanding of how email security has become completely ingrained into the way our communities and companies communicate in the 21st century. With email playing such an important role in our everyday society, it’s important to know what makes email so vulnerable to attacks, and why there is a need for email security for every company.

Data Protection and Destruction

In this module, you will learn how to apply best practices related to the secure handling and storage of sensitive data throughout its lifecycle. It is essential to be able to identify and protect the many different types of data. Sensitive data, such as private or confidential information about people, companies, or projects, applies to both individuals and organizations. Personal and financial details about you, your co-workers, your customers, and your business associates are valuable to both criminals and competitors, as is any information related to intellectual property or proprietary business dealings.

Upon completion of this module, you will fully understand how to handle and store sensitive data, how to safeguard electronic devices and files, and how to properly dispose of confidential data.

Security Beyond the Office

This module introduces best practices related to topics such as the safe use of Wi-Fi networks, the dangers of public computers, and practical physical security measures.

Upon completion of this module, you will gain a better understanding of how to connect to safe outside networks, as well as why you should turn off sharing, enable your firewall, hide folders, and even more.


If you are interested in learning more about cybersecurity training and the many benefits it can offer your organization, please contact Fortis for more information.

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