Cyber Training

How to Provide Free Cybersecurity Training to Your Employees

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By: Omer Kaan Aslim
July 27, 2020
Your employees can receive some of the same training as Pentagon employees at no cost to you.

The U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Exchange has a wide range of free training materials you can use to provide free cybersecurity training to your employees. These include interactive training programs and training posters. These free resources can help your company meet its cybersecurity compliance requirements.

Cyber Awareness Challenge (1 hour Online Training)

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The course provides an overview of cybersecurity threats and best practices to keep information and information systems secure. You can use this course to have your employees meet their annual training requirements. At the end of the course they will receive a certificate to verify that they completed it.
Recommended For: All Employees
Recommended Frequency: Annually
Training Link: Cyber Awareness Challenge

Phishing Awareness (30 minute Online Training)

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This interactive training explains what phishing is and provides examples of the different types of phishing. Given that 91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email you should definitely have all your employees complete the phishing awareness training course.
Recommended For: All Employees
Recommended Frequency: Annually
Training Link: Phishing Awareness

Social Networking and Your Online Identity (30 minute Online Training)

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This interactive presentation provides an introduction to social networking. It teaches employees to be aware of what they post online. If you have employees that handle sensitive information or have important roles then requiring them to complete this training once a year is a good idea. Hackers may try to target your employees via social media using various social engineering techniques.
Recommended For: Senior Management and personnel with access to sensitive information
Recommended Frequency: Annually
 

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