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Cybersecurity awareness measure adoption on the rise

Ninety-seven percent of organizations have adopted cybersecurity awareness measures during the past year, indicating a significant increase, with 54% associating awareness with substantial corporate security improvements, VentureBeat reports.

Employee training has been regarded as a crucial element in the success of cybersecurity awareness programs, with 87% of companies noting its importance in effective IT security, a ThriveDX Enterprise study revealed. However, even though security awareness policies have been set by 58% of companies, only 42% have developed active engagement mechanisms with employees.

The findings, based on the responses of more than 1,900 chief information security officers, security leaders, and IT professionals, also showed that only 20% have been performing more than seven phishing simulations annually and only 67% have been allocating as much as 12 hours for awareness training, which had phishing awareness, password safety, social engineering, and malware as the most popular topics.

Moreover, 65% believe that expansion is still needed for their cybersecurity awareness programs.


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