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Wednesday, 06 July 2022 15:37

Barracuda boosts Australian business cybersecurity with customised security awareness training covering the Essential Eight

By Barracuda
Mark Lukie, Director of Sales Engineering APAC at Barracuda Mark Lukie, Director of Sales Engineering APAC at Barracuda

COMPANY NEWS:  Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, today announced that Barracuda Security Awareness Training now offers customised training curriculum aligned with the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC)  Essential Eight to help Australian businesses protect against cyber threats and cultivate a cybersecurity culture.

As part of Barracuda’s security awareness training content for Australian businesses, eight core and two supplementary modules outlining the ACSC’s Essential Eight threat mitigation strategies are added. These include application whitelisting, patching applications, configuring Microsoft Office, application hardening, restricting administrator privileges, patching operating systems, multi-factor authentication, daily backups, and social engineering.

The Essential Eight is a prioritised list of mitigation strategies developed by the ACSC to reduce the risk of cyber threats when implemented across an organisation. It provides organisations with comprehensive steps to improve their levels of cybersecurity and a more robust posture to withstand IT security threats. The framework is now a mandating compliance for Australian federal government agencies and departments to improve their security posture.

Barracuda Security Awareness Training helps protect organisations against social engineering phishing attacks that bypass email defences. Through phishing stimulation, it trains users to understand and respond correctly to the latest phishing techniques, and prevent email fraud, data loss, and brand damage. Ultimately, it aims to educate users and transform them into a powerful line of defence against attacks and help organisations to meet compliance requirements.

“With phishing as the most reported scam type in Australia, Barracuda Security Awareness Training now enables Australian organisations to build a cybersecurity culture across businesses and help individuals to implement security best practices in daily lives,” said Barracuda APAC director of sales engineering Mark Lukie.

“Offering training content aligned with the Essential Eight showcases Barracuda’s commitment to safeguard our Australian customers’ business journey with tailored solutions.”

Barracuda senior product manager of app delivery product management Andrew Simko added “Increased security threats have made organisational cyber resilience critical, and enterprises now need to ensure that their IT and cybersecurity teams maintain their education and training in line with the latest industry compliance, governance and threat mitigation strategies advised by both the government and industry associations.

“While the cyber risks faced by businesses are going to continue to grow, organisations which comply with the Essential Eight training will be more fully prepared and be able to take advantage of some additional business benefits from the investment in education and knowledge being made.”

For more information about Barracuda Security Awareness Training, please visit https://www.barracuda.com/products/email-protection/security-awareness-training

About Barracuda  

At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-first, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, vist barracuda.com.

Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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