Article | November 22, 2017

Top 10 Reasons Security Awareness Training Is A Smart MSP Investment

Source: Webroot

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Cybersecurity breaches are expensive. Even if you provide industry-leading cybersecurity services, modern malware tactics are too sophisticated to guarantee 100% that your clients will stay safe. A single breach at a client site can spell countless man-hours lost to remediation and disaster recovery—not to mention the damage it does to the trust your clients place in you and your services. So what’s an MSP to do?

It’s not all gloom and doom. End users are on the front lines of your clients’ defenses. Don’t leave the future of their business (and your own) in untrained hands. Educate them.

By delivering continuous training to users at client sites, you not only improve their overall cybersecurity posture, you also protect your own business and add a new revenue stream.

  1. Weakest Link.
    Let’s be honest: users are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. Hackers prey on human curiosity, trust, negligence, and even greed to introduce malware into networks. There’s a reason why phishing attacks were behind 90% of security incidents in 2016. And why phishing accounts for at least 93 percent of ransomware attacks.
     
  2. First and Last Line of Defense.
    Users are generally an easy target for cybercriminals because they can be tricked into opening suspicious emails, downloading bad attachments, and visiting malicious URLs. With proper education about malware sources and training to avoid them, humans can become the first line of defense against cyberattacks. Trained properly, users learn to spot and report potential threats to security teams.