THE PROBLEM: day-to-day Cybersecurity Threat Awareness
We forget that there is a problem
A program of occasional Text Alerts sent to staff is a surprisingly simple, easy to integrate & low cost solution to keeping employees vigilant to cybersecurity threats.
27% of data breaches are due solely to the inattention or negligence of employees and contractors. Even if every other gap in your cyber defences is plugged, this still presents a massive hole for cyber criminals to slide through.
We are conditioned to lock doors, drive on the correct side of the road and to look both ways when crossing. We do this automatically, never forgetting.
The story with cybersecurity is different. Staff continue to make inadvertent clicks on malicious links, fail to automate software updates and continue to use old, weak passwords – putting your organisation in great peril.
THE SOLUTION… Cybersecurity mindfulness
CSFA txt-it™ TEXT ALERTS
Mindfulness – or lack of it – is at the root of the highest risk area in your organisation. Cyber security awareness text alerts help combat this by sending low-key reminders until best practices become habits.
We send regular SMS text reminders and alerts to all participating personnel on their work related or personal devices. The occasional messages are friendly, engaging, often with a slight edge of humour and are well received.
How the Text Alerts service works…
This service is simple to implement and is instantly scalable up and down. Employees engage with the idea very quickly, and when run as part of a cyber security awareness program, proves instantly effective in reducing the cybersecurity risks to your organisation.
Participants are directed to a web page which explains the service fully. They optin and enter a mobile number. Once done they receive their first text message which explains the opt-out procedure should they decide to. From that point on they will receive text messages relating to cybersecurity awareness issues about once a week during normal working hours. Any recipient can be removed from the list at anytime by the employer.