User awareness training refers to educating and testing employees about a company’s security policies and procedures to protect it against cyber crimes, particularly those relating to phishing attacks and other forms of social engineering.
With an ever growing computer systems threat landscape, employees must be aware of their responsibilities for preventing security breaches. Just by clicking once on the wrong link in an email an employee can install malware onto the computer system or be redirected to a malicious website where their security credentials or other vital information can be stolen.
This type of training ensure that all employees recognize, avoid and report any potential threats that they come into contact with since these can compromise critical systems and data on which the company relies. Regular testing and simulations are undertaken to ensure that employees remain aware of how to act in order to maintain security.