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  • Writer's pictureAline Silva | PhishX

How to conduct security awareness training for remote employees?

Involving people in the process of raising awareness and creating a digital security awareness is very important to protect organizations, but we know that it is not an easy task.


Even more so when these employees work remotely and managers have no control over their actions.


It is necessary to understand that cybersecurity training is an essential tool for institutions to protect their data, reduce the number of incidents, and ensure that people know how to handle sensitive data and information responsibly.


When people are aware and understand what they need to do in cases of cyberattacks, the chances of a hacker breaking into the company's infrastructure is mitigated.


But how do you ensure that people acquire this awareness and receive training even remotely? Keep reading this article and learn how.

Why conduct awareness training?

Awareness training aims to provide people in the organization with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect sensitive data and information. 


In this way, people help combat phishing attacks, malware, and other security breaches, which help protect the company's IT infrastructure.


A good awareness program gives people a set of skills that allow them to manage data and online activities safely.


Making people aware is very important, because many security breaches are the result of human error, caused by employees who do not understand the importance of cybersecurity.


With remote work, these risks are even greater, after all, people access data and systems from devices that often do not have protection or open links and email from company computers.


These actions are very detrimental to the confidentiality of data and can be a gateway for cybercriminals to gain access to organizations' information.


Thus, educating people about the risks and how their actions directly reflect on the institution's security is essential to mitigate risks.


The implementation of a security policy with effective training is able to:


·        Educate people about cyber threats;

·        It helps everyone understand vulnerabilities;

·        Teach appropriate habits to recognize threats;

·        Prevent violations.


In addition, training is important to ensure that organizations implement regulations.


Awareness programs are responsible for empowering people, so that everyone understands their responsibilities for a company's data security and the impotence of safe actions.


Everyone needs to be vigilant while working with the organization's data, whether online, on devices, in the office, or working remotely. These actions help reduce vulnerabilities to cyberattacks and data breaches.

How to conduct awareness training?

Awareness training needs to draw people's attention, this is usually a difficult topic to understand, even more so for people who work online and already spend hours in front of a computer.


Creating mechanisms to make these trainings increasingly engaging are essential to ensure that all people can understand cybersecurity topics.

Invest in interactive training


Therefore, it is important that the content is interactive, fast and manages to convey information in a way that everyone can understand.


It should be noted that lectures based on slide presentations are inefficient and fail to get people's attention, on the contrary, they can cause aversion and make them not understand the real risks.


In this way, more personalized training is much more likely to make people stay engaged and really learn about the content presented.


Your organization can invest in short videos, booklets, and even announcements, with these actions you can ensure that cybersecurity information reaches people, even those who work remotely.

Pay attention to the frequency of training

Many organizations don't give enough importance to the frequency of cybersecurity training, but almost as important as how people are trained is when training is done.


Some institutions usually hold annual training, with some classes, announcements or even lectures. Unfortunately, these actions are not effective.


In order for people to really know how to protect themselves, data security issues need to be part of their lives. Education and constancy are essential in this process.


After all, there's no way to protect yourself from what you don't know, so annual trainings don't fix the necessary message and don't keep people alert about imminent risks.


Another important point is that criminals are constantly updating their attack mechanisms and as they reinvent themselves, organizations need to inform people about emerging threats and how they can protect themselves.


That way, when your organization conducts regular training, you can keep data security awareness fixed in people's minds. After all, learning happens through repetition.


As a result, when employees are exposed to safety topics on a regular basis, they retain their learning in a better way and become more likely to apply these actions in their routine.


Know that when you make training a regular exercise, you can segregate training into small components, so you share little pills of knowledge that are more effective in the awareness process.


This makes people stay engaged throughout the training, as well as allowing them to easily remember the topics and content presented.


This action is very important to involve people who work remotely, as they will only need a few minutes of their day to carry out the training.

PhishX in awareness training

People need to create security awareness and for this to happen, it is important that organizations create a good awareness program, which is capable of educating everyone about cybersecurity topics.


Therefore, it is necessary to implement a series of actions, so that together they can provide a broad vision for people about cybersecurity.

PhishX is an ecosystem that brings knowledge about information security to people.


Our platform offers cybersecurity awareness training programs that cover various methodologies to educate people about cyber threats.


It is possible to develop awareness campaigns tailored to the specific needs of the organization.


This includes creating educational materials, videos, and quizzes that are distributed regularly to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest security threats and practices.


In this way, people who work remotely can have direct contact with these topics and carry out training anywhere.


In addition, our ecosystem allows content from both our platform and extreme to be translated and subtitled into several languages.


With this, your organization is able to communicate with all people, whether they are of different nationalities or countries, transforming awareness into a more comprehensive and effective one.


Our content library covers a wide range of security topics, such as phishing recognition, password security, data protection, and more.


These modules are designed to be engaging and informative, helping to consolidate people's knowledge, focusing primarily on remote training.


Our platform monitors people's progress, providing detailed analytics on the effectiveness of training campaigns.


These detailed reports help identify areas where employees are doing well and where they may need more training, allowing for adjustments in awareness strategies.


Actions like this are critical for the IT team to track people's progress even remotely.


In addition to simulations and training, PhishX promotes continuous engagement through announcements, surveys, and periodic reminders about safe practices.


This helps to keep data security in people's minds, creating a culture of security in the organization.


Continuous training ensures that people adapt to cyber threats and know how to protect themselves.


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Security awareness training is very important for remote employees.



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