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The Connection, Inc. Security Awareness Training


Cybercriminals target end users. Ongoing cybersecurity education and training for end users is a must for businesses to stay secure.

What is security awareness training?

Security awareness training is an education process that teaches employees about cybersecurity, IT best practices, and even regulatory compliance. A comprehensive security awareness program should train employees about a variety of IT, security, and other business-related topics. These may include how to avoid phishing and other types of social engineering cyberattacks, spot potential malware behaviors, report possible security threats, follow company IT policies and best practices, and adhere to any applicable data privacy and compliance regulations (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)
Studies have shown that quick, relevant, and continuous training throughout employee's tenure with a company are the best way to arm end users to become an organization's first line of cyber-defense.

Why businesses need security awareness training

Although businesses may feel their employees wouldn't be fooled by something like a phishing scam, cybercriminals still use this attack method because it continues to be successful. In fact, the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report revealed that 93% of successful security breaches start with phishing.

With regular training that includes phishing simulations, courses on IT and security best practices, and data protection and compliance training, businesses can significantly reduce risk, decrease infections and related help desk costs, protect their reputation by experiencing fewer breaches, and secure their overall cybersecurity investment.

  • Ongoing defense
    Ongoing user training ensures your clients are kept up to date on the latest methods of attack, so they stay on track and out of the headlines.
  • Proven efficacy
    User error accounts for up to 90% of successful breaches. With computer-based training, you can significantly change the odds.
  • Regulatory compliance
    Protect users and data, avoid fines, and ensure compliance with SEC, FINRA, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and other regulations.
  • A fully featured phishing simulator
    Launching realistic phishing simulations lets you accurately monitor real-world user responses, then direct awareness programs to users accordingly.
  • Trackable, customizable campaigns
    Measuring individual and overall success is key. The LMS keeps track of user participation, making all education accountable and measurable.
  • Campaign and contact management
    Our campaign management wizard, contact manager, email templates, course library, and reporting center let you schedule and assign training efficiently.
  • Reporting Center
    Activity reports can be shared with management to measure progress, risk score, and ROI. Training reports show user progress so accountability and value are always clear.

Our courses are specifically designed to help you address unwitting user error to enhance your Business security posture and meet compliance regulations.

Some course outlines:

Understanding Cybersecurity

  • Length: 10 min
  • Course Information:
  • Description: Best practices every end-user and employee should know to help reduce risk of malware infection and company breach.
  • Usage: Annual and new-hire security awareness training.
  • Topics:
  • Internet and email best practices
  • Keeping a clean machine
  • Password management
  • Phishing & social engineering
  • Signs of a cybersecurity breach
  • Interactive quiz (8 questions)

Understanding Phishing

  • Length: 8min
  • Course Information:
  • Description: Comprehensive phishing course with an overview of different types of phishing attacks, the risks phishing poses to users and companies, as well as best practices to avoid falling for a phishing attack. Includes real-world scenarios and examples.
  • Topics:
  • Categories of phishing
  • Risks associated with phishing
  • Best practices to stay safe
  • Full and abbreviated versions
  • Varying knowledge check questions

GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

  • Length: 20 min
  • Course Information:
  • Description: Privacy awareness for the workforce of global organizations. Focuses on key concepts around privacy that are common across international jurisdictions including GDPR.
  • Topics:
  • What counts as personal data
  • Why we protect personal data
  • Data collection, handling, and processing
  • Updated for GDPR
  • 10 knowledge check questions


  • Length: 20 min
  • Course Information:
  • Description: This course will help you understand the basics of the PCI security standards and how to put the knowledge into practice while at work.
  • Topics:
  • What is PCI DSS and who needs to comply?
  • Terminology, responsibilities and standards
  • Vulnerabilities and risks to payment card data
  • Security best practices when taking payments
  • Interactive quiz (8 questions)

Other available courses:

  • Social Media Awareness
  • Introduction to Ransomware
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Email Security
  • Password Security
  • Remote Worker & Business Traveler

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