Organizations have been implementing stringent rules of who can access corporate data. There are services like privilege access management and multifactor authentication to ensure that these classified pieces of information are highly protected. However, according to the latest Kaspersky’s IT Security Risks Survey, cybercriminals usually go for customers’ personal information.
Kaspersky’s, cybersecurity solutions provider, research has shown that personal identifiable information is the most frequently targeted type of data among cybercriminals (40%). As a result, 29% of companies surveyed experienced issues with attracting new customers after a data breach.
To assist companies preventing any type of data breach, Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform added new training topics that include courses about the General Data Protection Regulations.
The course about confidential data covers common rules around handling sensitive information, including personal data, trade secrets, or internal documents that cannot be disclosed externally. This new topic will give personnel the expertise they need for working with this type of information and help them learn how to minimize the damage if data is unfortunately leaked.
The topic is divided into several modules with different levels of difficulty — from beginner to more advanced. It allows a company to cover all role profiles with a suitable learning program, assigned according to risk level. Thanks to this, staff members will not become overwhelmed with details that may not be relevant for their job. All workers have to know how to identify data with restricted access; securely store it on paper, using computer or cloud services; and recognize who they can share this data with, both inside and outside the company. Those who use internal resources with highly restricted access should be able to encrypt data using tokens and other security devices.
The learning content available in the Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform simulates typical situations that may arise during the working day. For example, someone undertaking the confidential data course will be faced with scenarios where they have to choose the best way to send a file to a colleague or talk about a future project in a crowded place.
The company constantly develops new courses and updates existing content in accordance with the latest threats, as well as meeting its customers’ needs. Because an increasing number of companies are now switching to remote working (75% of companies have expanded their working from home policies) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaspersky, in collaboration with Area9 Lyceum, has released a new complimentary module.
This module will help customers minimize the risk of catching the virus and will show how an employee, even with minimal expertise in IT and IT security, can organize a secure working from home environment. The module enhances skills in the most necessary areas, including strong password creation, updating software and protecting a home Wi-Fi network.