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ESET Announces Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program

By CIOReview | Monday, October 12, 2020

ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training helps employees know more about phishing, avoid scams, and understand internet best practices. 

FREMONT, CA: ESET, a leader in cybersecurity, launches ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training, a new online offering tailored to educate the workforce on how to identify phishing, avoid scams and understand the internet best practices. Developed by ESETs expert researchers and educators, the training program is completely gamified using real-world scenarios, the ESET Phishing Simulator, interactive sessions, and role-playing to engage and transform employee behavior and add a key layer of protection to businesses.

ESET wanted to develop a cybersecurity training program that was robust and comprehensive, and users responded well to gamification during beta testing. As employees are the first line of defense in a cybersecurity attack, offering education on how to guard the company’s data and networks through password best practices, mobile device security, two-factor authentication, and other safety measures is instrumental keeping companies safe from an outside attack. This education is even more imperative given the increasingly remote workforce, which widens the businesses' attack surface.

With about 30 years of research and in-house training experience, ESET leveraged its in-depth knowledge of the latest advanced and security trends to create a training program that was easy to use for both employees and administrators. In its beta version, over 5,000 users trained and offered feedback on the program, including five different games focused on malware and phishing, password policies, email protection, social engineering, and web protection.

Experts recommend that employees get retrained in cybersecurity and phishing awareness programs every six months. Taking under 90 minutes to complete, ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training allows for unlimited phishing tests and retraining, and employers can use ESETs templates or create their own. Users who fail a test can be automatically enrolled in a refresher course, and those who succeed in the course will receive a certificate of completion. For employers, easy-to-use dashboards measure their company’s overall risk level, track training, and phishing results, and ensure everyone completes the program. To address evolving threats, ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training is regularly updated, and the program provides tools for ongoing education with employees.