Free cybersecurity training online.
There’s plenty of videos out there on cybersecurity best practices. But relying on free resources for training does not give your IT team the opportunity to customize training. Generic videos won’t teach your users what your policies are regarding company passwords.
Create a training program yourself, in-house.
Organizations can do this if they have the time and resources to do so. It allows IT teams to build a fully customized program; however, it is resource-intensive to build something from scratch and properly maintain it.
Do one-time training with a consultant.
This isn’t a bad idea, particularly for specialized topics. But consider this: can you remember what you had for lunch last Monday? How do you expect your employees to clearly remember something they learned last year? One-time training doesn’t keep cybersecurity top-of-mind for employees or keep them up to date on evolving threats.
Do training through a third-party platform.
In our totally unbiased opinion, this is an excellent option to help save IT teams time and show them the direct results of their program.
CIRA Cybersecurity Awareness Training combines short, formal courses with reinforcement through ongoing, automated phishing simulations. This helps shape user behaviour and build a strong cybersecurity culture.