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People are the primary attack vector for cyber-attackers

According to SANS Institute, humans rather than technology represent the greatest risk to organizations and the professionals who oversee security awareness programs are the key to effectively managing that risk.

With an unprecedented number of employees now working in hybrid or fully remote environments, there has never been a more critical time to effectively create and maintain a cyber-secure workforce and an engaged security culture. Therefore, awareness programs as Security Awareness Training (SAT) became important. They enable security teams to effectively manage their human risk by changing how people think about cybersecurity and helping them exhibit secure behavior.

The most mature security awareness programs not only change their workforce’s behavior and culture but also measure and demonstrate their value to leadership via a metrics framework. Organizations can no longer justify an annual training to check the compliance box, and it remains critical for organizations to dedicate enough personnel, resources, and tools to manage their human risk effectively.

Read about key findings & action items to increase program success: Help Net Security

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