Lead Machine green 160x1200

Lead Machine green 160x1200

Lead Machine green 600x108

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 08:57

Fortinet launches new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats

By Fortinet

COMPANY NEWS: Fortinet, a leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the availability of its security awareness and training service for companies to further protect their security posture by advancing their employees’ cybersecurity skillsets and knowledge.

A Fortinet survey found that 73% of organisations had at least one intrusion or breach that can be partially attributed to a gap in cybersecurity skills. This new service benefits any company seeking to reduce threats through employee cybersecurity awareness and training by providing:

Curriculum from award-winning Fortinet Training Institute: The service is designed by the Fortinet Training Institute which provides cybersecurity certification and training through its various programs. The Fortinet Training Institute has received multiple industry awards for the calibre of its content. Building on the award-winning curriculum, the new service will help organisations educate users globally on the importance of vigilance against increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats and how to recognise and avoid falling victim to cyberattacks.

Alignment to NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16 guidelines: The service is aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines – NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16 – providing training and awareness that is engaging and relevant on topics such as information security, data privacy, physical security, password protection, and internet security.

Intelligence-driven training: Leveraging FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence, the security awareness and training service provides training informed by developments observed across the threat landscape. Coursework incorporates insights to further train employees on today’s threats, preventing them from falling victim to the latest potential cyberattacks.

Employees increasingly become targets for cyber attackers
Employees can be a strong line of defence at their organisations, but at the same time if they aren’t aware of the methods threat actors use, they can introduce risks and make their organisation vulnerable to attacks.

A robust security architecture is only part of a company’s security strategy. Employees also need to be cyber aware to truly protect a company’s valuable digital assets. This is especially critical as Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs observed 10.7 times increase in ransomware attacks in 2021.

Additionally, in a global ransomware survey conducted by Fortinet, 67% of organisations report suffering a ransomware attack. And according to the 2021 Gartner Market Report, “people directly affect security outcomes more than technology, policies or processes. In the last 12 months, the ‘human element’ has been involved in 85% of breaches, and in nearly half of them (36%) phishing was the primary mode of attack.”

As threat sophistication only continues to rise, it is especially crucial that employees have a good understanding of cybersecurity best practices. With attack methods changing constantly, employees’ education and awareness of the threat landscape needs to keep up.

Advancing cybersecurity skillsets through Fortinet’s security awareness and training service
Fortinet has designed its new service to address security, IT and compliance leaders’ growing concerns around threats and their workforce maintaining proper cyber hygiene. The Fortinet security awareness and training service reduces the likelihood of a breach caused by an employee falling for a phishing email, clicking on a malicious link or becoming the victim of a social engineering attempt. For compliance-sensitive organisations, the service also helps leaders satisfy regulatory or industry compliance training requirements.

Building on its existing awareness training, Fortinet Security Awareness and Training service is very affordable while being simple to create, launch and manage ongoing awareness campaigns across employees and users.

“Fortinet is committed to keeping organisations secure through our industry-leading technology and award-winning training and certifications curriculum. Designed by the Fortinet Training Institute, we’re introducing the new security awareness and training service, offering any organisation the ability to further protect their critical digital assets from cyber threats by building employee cybersecurity awareness,” said Fortinet executive vice president of products and chief marketing officer John Maddison.

Read 949 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

SONICWALL 2022 CYBER THREAT REPORT

The past year has seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents worldwide.

Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

Ransomware
Cryptojacking
Encrypted threats
IoT malware
Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Click the button below to get the report.

GET REPORT!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments