User awareness training (or security awareness training) refers to educating users about security threats and how to respond to them. As well as digital security this can also include education about physical security to help prevent hacking attacks.
This type of training is critical because of the constantly shifting nature of security threats as bad actors attempt to find vulnerabilities in computer systems. People tend to be the softest target for hackers through phishing and other social engineering attacks. The purpose of this type of training is to keep employees up-to-date with the latest security knowledge to help combat threats. The training teaches them about the types of security threats they are likely to face and how to respond to them. Ultimately security is everyone’s responsibility in an organization and an effective way of protecting it is by continually providing education to employees.
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