What Is Cybersecurity Awareness Training?

Cybersecurity—as a business owner, you’ve probably heard this term before. You know that cybersecurity pertains to the protection of your computer network, software, and data from malicious attacks. You may have already been through cybersecurity awareness training yourself—but have your employees?

At Amaxx, our team works hard to stay on top of the latest news and updates in cybersecurity. This how we know that you and your entire team require strong training to avoid prevalent phishing and malware attacks. Our cybersecurity training will not only help improve the safety of your company but could also save you thousands of dollars by avoiding any potential attacks in the future. That’s why we offer cybersecurity awareness training to businesses just like yours!

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Why Is Cybersecurity Awareness Training Important?

Cybersecurity breaches due to human error cost companies millions of dollars in losses every year. According to IBM’s 2019 Cost of Data Breach Report, nearly half (49 percent) of cybersecurity breaches were linked to human error. Don’t let this happen to your company.

Taking the time to educate your employees on how to identify and avoid spam, or why it’s essential to use strong passwords, is the first step in battling security threats. After all, if your team members don’t know how to identify malware or phishing scams, how can they help protect the company?

Cybersecurity awareness training is something we recommend and offer to businesses of any size. Amaxx is here to help protect you, your business, and the well-being of your employees.

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Understanding Different Common Types of Cyber Threats

Cyber threats come in many forms, but the most common tend to be malware. Unfortunately, malware also presents one of the easiest ways for your network security to be compromised. All it takes is for one employee to click a bad link in an email or download an attachment, and your entire system could become inoperable.

Phishing is also another common cyber threat. If you’ve ever received an email that says something like, “Your payment method did not go through” and asks to input your payment again, it was likely phishing. These emails can be extremely persuasive, so don’t feel embarrassed if you’ve fallen for one in the past. Our cybersecurity training can help you learn how to identify these emails and keep you or your team from being “hooked.”

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How to Identify and Report Security Threats

Once you’ve gone through cybersecurity awareness training, you and your team will be better equipped to identify and report security threats.

For example, when a phishing or malware-infected email arrives in an employee’s inbox, cybersecurity training will help them look for crucial identifiers to avoid an attack. Here are a few examples of what to check for:

  • A legitimate email domain. Did you get an email that looks like it’s from a big company like Apple or Google? The email address should look authentic and not contain any extra spaces or numbers.
  • Spelling errors. If you spot these in headlines, main text, or if it has odd grammatical choices, delete it.
  • Suspicious links. When an email asks you to “click here” for more info or to resolve an issue, hover over the link and see if it directs to a legitimate location.
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Best Practices for Password Security

Passwords are something that all of us are guilty of taking lightly. Whether that means we reuse the same one (or variations of it) over multiple platforms or write them down in a notebook, there are always ways to improve password hygiene in your company.

Amaxx teaches password security with cybersecurity training, but there are simple practices you can put into effect at your business to help right away.

  • Mandate password changes every 60 to 90 days.
  • Implement multi-factor authentication for any company logins.

Enforce a no-written password policy, even with IT needs—everything should be done over the phone!

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What Can You Expect with Cybersecurity Training from Amaxx?

When you work with Amaxx, you can be confident knowing you’re getting a team of well-trained IT experts. Not only will we help you improve your network security with updates, firewalls, and antivirus software, we’ll help you with your in-house security as well.

So what does that mean? It means we’ll take the time to offer exclusive cybersecurity awareness training for you and your team. We’ll help you learn to identify potential security threats and risks, how to prevent them, and how an outsourced IT team can help with every step.

What Our Customers Are Saying

A Great Support Company

I had the pleasure of working with Amaxx for two years while I was managing the IT for a large community. IT was just one "small" part of my job, so I really had limited hours allotted to take care of the 60+ workstations and servers. We also needed to upgrade some parts of our infrastructure to deal with the increasing demands of our clients, expand our Wi-Fi, and get better use of our medical charting systems. The team at Amaxx was always available, and they provided great direction and advice. They always considered our bottom line in the process, and followed through until everything was completed. For our regular/daily operations I really had no concerns because Amaxx is a great IT vendor, and I knew that I could rely on them. My favorite service is their 24-hour monitoring.

Working at a 24-hour facility, it is nice to go home and actually not fret over "what could happen." If anything went wrong with our server, it was the Amaxx crew getting wake-up calls in the middle of the night... not me. I came into work a few mornings and they were already there to repair some problems or do a necessary upgrade. They have always gone above and beyond and are very friendly as well.

Joy Keller

Handles all aspects of our IT
Being able to handle all our IT needs is a big benefit that Amaxx brings to the table. From a simple domain registration to a full network rebuild they take care of it all.

No nickel and dimes needed.
Amaxx does not try to nickel and dime you to death. If something is needed they will present a business case and work with you on the best course of action.

Available at a moment’s notice
When time is money it’s nice to know Amaxx is available to help day or night. They are always just a phone call away.

jerry Jerry Marselle Director of Technology

As a small, growing business we rely heavily on Amaxx to keep our systems running optimally and also rely on them to keep in step with our growth needs. Their solutions are effective, practical and scalable. They allow us to focus on our core business and at a moment’s notice Amaxx facilitates any need we have regardless of our users technical abilities. Amaxx is a part of the “value add” solutions we offer to our clients every day.

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