Security awareness training is discontinued. Human risk management (HRM) is the solution

Humans are an organization’s best defense against evolving cyber threats, but security awareness training alone is often not enough to transform user behavior.

In this guide, usecure examines why Human Risk Management (HRM) is the new solution to building a safety-savvy workforce.

Don’t be fooled …

Companies are investing more than ever in strengthening their employee safety awareness efforts, but one big problem still plagues SMEs and businesses across industries – human data breaches.

Even as more and more companies are deploying employee security awareness programs to combat evolving cyber threats, over 90% of data breaches are still due to human error.

So why are human-related data breaches still so prevalent?

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Security awareness training is often not enough

It’s easy to think that rolling out security awareness courses and sending out a few email newsletters every now and then can prevent staff from engaging in phishing emails or reusing passwords. horrible. But, as many companies are discovering, security awareness training alone is often not enough to truly build user resilience and foster safe human behavior.

Here’s why:

  1. The training is not always adapted to the objective – Countless programs are created out of a rushed recipe for failure – for example, infrequent, uninviting, generic training courses are cut, in the hope that employees don’t click on that next phishing email and that the necessary compliance boxes be checked.
  2. Training is mistakenly seen as a miracle solution – Regular training is vital in helping employees strengthen their security behavior, but computer-based courses are just one tool in combating human cyber risks. Staff need to be aware of their responsibilities through fine-grained political communications, and practical risk assessments, such as phishing simulations and dark web breach scans, should be performed regularly to keep staff resilient to modern threats.
  3. The results of the training do not really reflect the human risk – Many user training programs do not give companies an accurate reflection of their ongoing human cyber risk and instead rely solely on security awareness training notes and (perhaps) on the results of sporadic phishing simulations as a way to assess their security posture. This does not paint a complete picture of human risk and, often, the measure of overall the impact of training is difficult to measure with precision.

So how can businesses better understand, manage, and monitor their human cyber risk?

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Introducing Human Risk Management (HRM) – the new user-centric safety class of wear and tear

Human Risk Management (HRM) enables IT professionals and managed service providers to measure, mitigate and monitor ongoing human cyber risks without hampering workforce productivity.

usecure simplifies human resource management by automating tailor-made security awareness training, periodic phishing simulations, streamlined policy management, and ongoing monitoring of dark web breaches, with continuous human risk scoring clearly showing l ‘impact on risks over time.

Take a look at the free usecure guide to learn more about why traditional security awareness training often fails and how to start adopting secure user behavior through Automated Human Risk Management (HRM) .

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