When it comes to combatting these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags in cyber breach attempts.
Changing employee behavior to be less susceptible to social engineering requires a consistent and repeatable approach to security education. Security awareness training done right engages users and moves their natural "reflexes" from being unaware to being proactive and competent in identifying potentially hazardous social engineering tactics. Successful behavioral change starts with clear communication to employees on why security education is important that also aligns with an organization's unique culture and workplace dynamics. Rolling out a realistic security awareness training program will empower users to protect themselves and be part of the solution in fortifying an organization's last layer of security.