Security Awareness Training in Clearwater, FL
The first step to better security is to have awareness. CFISA’s Security Awareness Training can help business’s in Clearwater avoid fines, downtime, loss of trust, legal issues, and even devastating loss of business, all of which can occur as a result of lost or stolen data.
If more and more of your staff is working remotely, security is more important than ever. Many businesses feel that security is out of their control when they have their staff working offsite, but this is not the case. With proper education and thoughtful policies, your business can be safe from threats more than ever before.
What Our Security Awareness Training Covers
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a standard created for Clearwater businesses to help reduce credit card fraud and improve cardholder security data. If your business deals with credit cards, it needs to comply with PCI DSS. The same practices that ensure compliance with PCI DSS will help protect any modern business and its clients from data breaches and data loss.
Strong Passwords Increase Security
As recently as 2019, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre discovered that “123456” appeared in millions of breached accounts, followed by “123456789,” “qwerty,” “password,” and “11111111.” A strong password is the cornerstone of a secure system. If you have in-house IT, they will love us; we teach how to create passwords that are both strong and memorable.
Understanding and Recognizing Social Engineering
It is rarely good to be on the receiving end of social engineering. This is where people – commonly criminals – build trust and manipulate others into giving up confidential information. Our team will explain how to spot, avoid, and report social engineering.
Phishing and Email Best Practices
Phishing attempts try to trick users into providing confidential information, or information that can be used to exploit them. Fortunately, most phishing attempts are recognizable if you know what to look for.
Protecting Against Viruses, Spyware and Spam
Viruses, spyware, and spam spell trouble for businesses all over the world. With the right software, education, and practices, it is possible to escape the tyranny of those who would absorb your time, money, and data.
Protecting Your Personal Workspace
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Everyone should be security aware, and every employee must do their part to maintain security. Businesses whose employees are aware of security procedures are vital in helping their businesses thrive while protecting their clients and colleagues.
Safe Internet Use
The internet has made it easier than ever to find and share information and to connect across the globe. While making the most of the internet, businesses must also stay current with potential threats and the safe use of the internet.
Device Management – Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is one of the most exciting technological developments of recent times. Increased connectivity throughout our lives and industries, however, raises questions about managing connected devices safely and securely. We are here to help you answer those questions for your business.
Today’s Risks – Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources
We are increasingly used to the creation, storage, and processing of digital information. For moral and legal reasons, its wise for your Clearwater business to be up to date regarding what is considered an acceptable use of electronic resources.
The Impact of Cybercrime and Identity Fraud
McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies estimate the yearly cost of cybercrime to be around $600 billion. Some impacts of cybercrime are difficult to measure, such as loss of intellectual property and the loss of opportunity. By increasing your staff’s awareness of the problems caused by cybercrime and identity fraud, we aim to raise their vigilance and help them understand the importance of secure practices.
Additional Topics in our Clearwater Security Awareness Course
With increasingly sophisticated phishing attempts, Internet of Things attacks, ever-evolving ransomware strategies, physical attacks from drones equipped with malware, and more people than ever doing business over the internet, we take the time to ensure that employees and employers are as up to date as possible on today’s threats.
How Behavior is Exploited by Cybercriminals
Just as there are things people can do to avoid being victims of physical crimes, best practices online will reduce the chances that cybercriminals can exploit people and businesses.
Whether they are opportunists or career criminals, we can teach how cybercriminals attempt to gain access to companies and their confidential data.
Security Best Practices Away from the Office
Best practices for workers outside the office are particularly important in a world in which remote workers are increasingly common. We know that it is challenging for businesses to maintain security when its users are working in remote locations, often on public Wi-Fi, using personal computer equipment. This module will help you protect your workers, your clients, and your business.
Protecting the Workplace from Identity Fraud
Many people think of identity fraud as something that happens to individuals in personal situations, such as those who have been traveling or have made private online transactions. We help businesses understand that identity fraud damages businesses year after year. This lesson provides important protection.
Social Media Security
Social media networks are not always secure. Being connected via social media can open a business up to a multitude of threats. Risks of social media include identity theft, the loss of control over proprietary information, and malware. With the right policies, training, and even analysis of the social media you use, including social listening, you can protect your business from harm.
CFISA Cybersecurity Training and PCI Compliance Courses in Clearwater
Cybersecurity training is a core of security for modern businesses. We offer online and in-person cybersecurity training in Clearwater by our experts so that your business can benefit from the best information and the best techniques to counter online risks. This is the course cybercriminals do not want your employees to take.
Any business that creates, processes, or stores sensitive information needs to be aware of security issues. This is particularly the case for companies that do these things digitally. Our cybersecurity training will provide the building blocks for robust security policies and practices for Clearwater businesses in any industry and of any size.
If you wish to make sure that your organization complies with PCI DSS employee security awareness training requirements, leave the training to us. Our PCI DSS online courses cover everything you and your staff need to ensure that you understand security risks and stay on the right side of the law.
With our in-depth, practical security awareness training and cybersecurity training, you can rest assured that your staff has the latest information about the risks facing modern businesses and the best practices to minimize them.
If you would like more information regarding in-person or online security awareness training, please contact us today!