Your Greatest Cyber Security Risk May Surprise You

Jesse Gibson

When it comes to cyber security, employees are a company’s greatest asset while simultaneously being their greatest risk.  This is why at M Cubed we are strong proponents of doing continued education on cyber security.  We want to provide your staff with the knowledge to spot a phishing email or a risky website.  While these training courses are incredibly valuable, we believe they are the bare minimum.  How do you know the knowledge is being retained?  Maybe a user is in the middle of a busy day and has a lapse in judgment or is simply moving too fast.  How do you help correct or even identify these behaviors and drive home the importance of being safe online?

The simple answer to these questions is to try and hack them!  Running a phishing campaign against your staff is a great and easy way to identify where your security flaws exist at the user level.  It is also a great way to empower your employees with useful knowledge that not only applies to their work life, but also their home life.  Essentially, we try and entice end users to click on links and input sensitive information.  If a user does this then they are directed to watch a short video on cyber security and take a quick test.  By running these campaigns across a yearlong period, it makes your staff stay much more alert and they are much less likely to have cyber security incidents.  This type of training is becoming more and more prevalent and is even being required by some cyber liability insurance carriers.  If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to reach out to us and we can set up a custom campaign just for your business.