“No matter what you’re doing to improve cyber resilience and raising the awareness, skills and insight amongst all your staff you can never do enough.” That is the view of Unicorn Training Commercial Director, Mark Jones, as Unicorn prepare for next month’s Learning Technologies 2016 conference and exhibition.
Following October’s high-profile TalkTalk cyber attack, TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding, described cybercrime as “the crime of our generation”. The Government’s plans to more than double its cybercrime prevention funding to £1.9bn by 2020, as announced in the Autumn Statement, reinforces Baroness Harding’s view.
Writing in the latest edition of T-C News, Mark details how too often technology is still seen as the solution to cyber security, yet it is regularly reported upwards of 90% of successful breaches are down to human error.
Last summer, Unicorn partnered with AXELOS – a joint venture between the UK Government and Capita plc – to help raise awareness of the critical importance of staff engagement in countering the threat of cybercrime following the launch of AXELOS’s RESILIA Cyber Resilience Best Practice portfolio.
Cyber resilience is just one of the topics Unicorn will be addressing on Stand P14 at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference and exhibition, at Olympia, London on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February.
In analysing how effective and engaging training can help firms better manage their ever-changing cyber risks, Mark concludes: “Baroness Harding’s observations explain why cyber resilience has become such a complex, ongoing crusade to manage the risks and impacts that businesses face not only from malicious external hackers but also poor information handling behaviours. The impact of not engaging all your people is too great a risk to take for most - are you ready to make a change?”
To find out more about how Unicorn can help support your business with courses to help prevent the human error factor in cyber threats, with AXELOS' market-leading RESILIA suite, visit www.unicorntraining.com or to discuss your cyber resilience strategy with Unicorn at Learning Technologies 2016 register for free entry to the exhibition and seminars at www.learningtechnologies.co.uk