Mimecast raise awareness of security awareness training

Mimecast launches global event to promote importance of awareness training

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By  Mark Sutton Published  October 1, 2018

Mimecast has launched a month-long initiative to promote cybersecurity awareness as part of integrated cyber resilience strategies.

The global initiative will be showcased at GITEX Technology Week 2018. Mimecast will demonstrate how organisations can improve their defences by measuring cyber risk training effectiveness and converting behaviour observations into actionable risk metrics

Mimecast will use Cyber Security Awareness Month to introduce IT decision makers to its newest offering, Mimecast Awareness Training. Mimecast acquired Ataata in July 2018, creating the foundation for the new platform. Mimecast Awareness Training is designed to dramatically lower the risk of cyber breaches by changing the behaviour and security habits of employees at scale, the company said.

The service is designed to offer memorable training content, risk scoring and real-world simulation attack scenarios. Training topics include ransomware, phishing, wire fraud, password hygiene, PCI compliance, HIPAA and GDPR.

This month, Mimecast will also offer a free Awareness Training kit on its blog. The kit will include details on how to protect against phishing, vishing, wire transfer fraud, inadvertent leaks, and understanding the security risks with public Wi-Fi.

Michael Madon, SVP & GM security awareness at Mimecast, said: "Employees need compelling reasons to care about security and become more resilient against preventable threats. Finding creative ways to offer cyber education breaks through the passive resistance most employees have to training. Meanwhile, security teams should be better armed with the ability to measure risks based on real inbound threats and comprehensive training data.

"We have prepared a series of initiatives to coincide with Cyber Security Awareness Month. This includes a training and certification program for Mimecast customers looking to achieve role-based excellence around security best practices."

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