Why your IT team needs cyber security training

Organisations often fall into the trap of lumping cyber security together with their other IT functions.

Although they are obviously connected – anti-malware, firewalls and a host of other technologies are a core part of cyber security – there is a lot more to it.

Indeed, organisations are equally at risk of phishing scams, credential-stuffing attacks or other incidents in which human error plays a major role.

Your IT team can’t address these vulnerabilities if its members only have a technical background. What they need is a wider understanding of cyber security.

What does cyber security training teach you?

A cyber security training course will increase your IT team’s awareness of your organisation’s wider defence mechanisms.

They’ll learn how technological defences complement processes and policies designed to address vulnerabilities introduced by employees.

Our Cyber Security for IT Support Self-Paced Online Training Course looks specifically at a number of these, including:

  • Phishing emails;
  • Poor password practices;
  • Social media;
  • Working from home; and
  • BYOD (bring your own device) policies.

These are issues that your IT team can help mitigate once they have the necessary training.

For example, by understanding how phishing emails fool people, they can establish protocols to identify when an employee has been scammed and how to respond.

Similarly, it’s only by knowing how employees use social media in the workplace that you can determine whether certain sites need to be blocked.

Fostering career growth

Organisations that take the time to train their staff give them the opportunity to gain new skills, which will help them move into more senior roles.

This is also beneficial to the organisation. After all, it’s increasingly hard to find qualified information security professionals, with one report estimating that there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs in the industry by 2021.

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Our Cyber Security for IT Support Self-Paced Online Training Course is delivered remotely, enabling employees to get the knowledge they need from the comfort of their own homes.

With bite-sized videos presented by an experienced cyber security professional, they’ll get the same expertise they’d find in a classroom course, but delivered in a quick and convenient way.

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Cyber Security for IT Support Self-Paced Online Training Course