Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness Training

Increasing resiliency through education

Security awareness training teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices and even regulatory compliance. A comprehensive security awareness program should train employees on how to spot the most common security threats like phishing and other types of social engineering cyber attacks. When educated, employees should be able to report on any potential security threats, follow company IT policies and best practices and adhere to any applicable data privacy and compliance regulations (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)

The 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report revealed that 93% of successful security breaches start with phishing attacks.

Canary Trap has created a fully managed, cloud-based, customized and interactive Security Awareness Training program. We aim to positively engage employees with content that’s informative, enjoyable and relevant. Our unique approach can include phishing simulations, courses on IT and security best practices, data protection and compliance training. Through leveraging security awareness training our customers can protect their employees from fraud and identity theft, significantly reduce the risk of malware and ransomware outbreaks, safeguard their reputation and better secure their environment.

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Security Awareness Training

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The Canary Trap approach

Scope the engagement

Contact Canary Trap to facilitate a scoping call with one of our course developers. Canary Trap will draft a fully customized proposal that aligns to the size of your organization, your stated needs and requirements.

The proposal will articulate the cost(s) associated with rolling out a Security Awareness Training program within your organization.

Project kick-off

Upon receiving the corresponding purchase order, Canary Trap will move forward to assign a dedicated Project Manager who will organize the project kick-off call. The project kick-off call will serve to introduce key business stakeholders and set timelines and define phases specific to your Security Awareness Training program. Any outstanding questions will be answered and Canary Trap and we will proceed forward to commence work effort toward developing unique content.

Roll out


Canary Trap will roll out your Security Awareness Training program. Our training is designed to be engaging and empowering. We aim to positively impact human behavior and educate staff on the most common security threats facing them.

Feedback and evolution


After rolling out your Security Awareness Training program you can begin to engage with your employees to obtain their feedback and experience. Canary Trap can evolve your Security Awareness Training program in alignment with feedback received. As the threat landscape continues to evolve we’re always developing new content designed to provide up-to-date training that’s both practical and relevant.

The benefits of security awareness training

Employers provide employees with great training as the bedrock of employee engagement. Without training, employees could be making serious mistakes, especially in the realm of security. Security awareness training enables organizations to influence behavior, mitigate risk, and ensure compliance. There are countless benefits of initiating security awareness training in your company.

Looking at the evolution of security awareness training, the regulations and protocols are more complex than ever. The sophistication of attacks combined with a growing numbers of hackers also dictate the need and importance of security awareness training. It could be the difference between a ransomware attack that cripples operations with steep costs to recover and business as usual.

Canary Trap has identified 10 of the top benefits associated with deploying security awareness training:

  • Develop a security focused culture
  • Empower employees
  • Protect mission and business critical assets
  • Prevent downtime
  • Increase adoption
  • Institute proactive practices
  • Collect risk data by driving awareness
  • Get everyone on the same page
  • Expand awareness to reduce threats
  • Stay compliant

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