What is Security Awareness Training?
Security awareness training is a form of education that equips your users with the information they need to protect all assets from loss or harm. For the purposes of any security awareness training discussion, members of an organization include employees, temps, contractors, and anybody else who performs authorized functions online for an organization.
Organizations that must comply with industry regulations or frameworks such as PCI (Payment Card Initiative), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements, NIST or ISO usually deliver security awareness training to all employees once or twice a year.
While not all SMBs (Small to Midsize Businesses) deliver training on the same schedule, they certainly would benefit from doing so. Cybercrime is not sizeist. By training your employees to avoid cyberheists through phishing attacks, account takeovers, or other well-known means that cybercriminals use to misappropriate company funds you and your company will be safer through and through.