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WSAT or SAT - Security Awareness Training

Posted by Dylan Mapp on Mar 26, 2019 12:06:39 PM


WSAT or SAT; more jargon from the IT industry. Just what everyone needs. However, this time the jargon is just what we need.

Not just the IT industry, but every business in Australia should become aware of this latest acronym. SAT or Security Awareness Training should not be ignored (PS: in our business the "W" is for Webroot, our preferred end point protection product, or Antivirus in the old language). 

Over the past couple of years, we have been at the coal face of cleaning up after primarily email users have fallen for a phishing email attack and compromised either their account or their entire company. We have seen Ransomware attacks, email hi-jacking, data theft and the like. All because users are click happy with email.

Now we have a service that lets your company begin minimising your exposure to Cyber Crime, by testing and training your staff.

You wouldn't let a new employee jump in an excavator without some training. We even train staff on how to exit the building if a fire was to happen. I haven't taken the time to do the analytics, but experience tells me more people fall for phishing emails than I have seen buildings burn down.

It is important that IT Security and user training is not ignored in your business. I have a client that 2 years ago we could shut their servers down for half a day without a worry. Now we are ensuring 24 x 7 availability, as during peak hours, 30 minutes downtime can make or break the business.

SAT is taking off, with over a dozen organisations investing in keeping their protecting their business by using our service. You would be amazed by the people in your organisation that will click on a compromised link in an email, I know I sure was.

Check out my chat on SAT (Security Awareness Training) below or contact us for more information.

You can also find more detailed information about our Security Awareness Training here. 



Topics: Data Safety, Security Monitoring, Ransomware Influx, Security Awareness Training, Cyber security, IT Security

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