Financial Institutions Cannot Afford a Lack of Security Awareness​

Headlines about financial sector data breaches and cyberattacks have made one fact painfully clear: cybercriminals know where the money is. With so much on the line for financial institutions on the cyber battlefield, employees need to know how to keep sensitive data secure and stay well-versed in the myriad ways it can be compromised.​​

Keep risky employee behavior from endangering your assets​

Financial sector employees cannot afford to be uninformed about the variety of tactics cybercriminals use to access the systems and data that are the lifeblood of banks and other organizations like yours.​

Financial sector in the crosshairs​

 

Industry research continues to show: the financial sector is hit disproportionality hard by cybercriminals. In an Accenture study, the financial services industry fared the worst of all 15 industries surveyed, shelling out $18.2 million in losses annually due to cybercrime.

This should come as no surprise, because (forgive the cliché) financial institutions are where the money is. Cybercriminals know this and know the weakest point in most any organization’s cyber defense is its people. Though industry analysts report billions of dollars in cybersecurity spend for the finance industry, much of this money is poured into strictly technological solutions. In other words: methods the bad guys can bypass by focusing on weaknesses in employee security and privacy awareness.

Do your employees have to knowledge to turn away cyber attacks?​

 

The most secure bank vault in the world is useless if it’s left unlocked. The same is true for InfoSec and data protection strategies that do not put enough emphasis on securing the human element.

Unfortunately, our own original research has found that 79% of employees in the finance industry lack at least some understanding of security and privacy best practices, leaving their organizations vulnerable. Millions (or billions) of dollars to beef up merely the technical side of an organization’s information security strategy could be ill-spent if investments are not made in security and privacy awareness training programs.

Do your employees have to knowledge to turn away cyber attacks?​

 

The most secure bank vault in the world is useless if it’s left unlocked. The same is true for InfoSec and data protection strategies that do not put enough emphasis on securing the human element.

Unfortunately, our own original research has found that 79% of employees in the finance industry lack at least some understanding of security and privacy best practices, leaving their organizations vulnerable. Millions (or billions) of dollars to beef up merely the technical side of an organization’s information security strategy could be ill-spent if investments are not made in security and privacy awareness training programs.

Arm your employees to safeguard your organization’s assets and data​

 

Don’t leave your bank vault wide open. Ensure your people know what cyber threats financial institutions face and how vital they are to protecting your organization’s wellbeing with expertly-produced employee education.

Why financial institutions need security awareness:​

  • Support Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) training requirements​
  • Ensure risk of data breaches and asset loss is kept to a minimum​
  • Increase employees’ knowledge surrounding cyberthreats, risks and appropriate actions

LearningLAB: The awareness platform financial institutions need​

 

Empower your employees with the knowledge they need to turn aside cybercriminal advances with expertly produced training content based on proven adult learning principles. Our Finance Security Awareness program packages, delivered through LearningLAB, allow financial institutions of all sizes to provide a comprehensive security awareness program that works for their budgets.​

Our programs include online, interactive courseware and a variety of media used to reinforce key behaviors, plus a built-in program planning tool and phishing simulator. All course content uses interactivity and real-life examples to add relevance for your learners and ensure they stay interested and engaged.

LearningLAB: The awareness platform financial institutions need​

 

Empower your employees with the knowledge they need to turn aside cybercriminal advances with expertly produced training content based on proven adult learning principles. Our Finance Security Awareness program packages, delivered through LearningLAB, allow financial institutions of all sizes to provide a comprehensive security awareness program that works for their budgets.​

Our programs include online, interactive courseware and a variety of media used to reinforce key behaviors, plus a built-in program planning tool and phishing simulator. All course content uses interactivity and real-life examples to add relevance for your learners and ensure they stay interested and engaged.

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