Investing in cybersecurity training is protecting the future of your company. All businesses should have employees of all levels dedicated to protecting themselves and the company from human error and cyber attacks. Here are some important facts:

  • Nearly 90% of cyber attacks are caused by human error or behavior.
  • As many as 60% of hacked small and medium-sized businesses go out of business after six months.
  • The global average cost of a data breach is $3.92 million.
  • Compliance regulations such as CMMC, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, GDPR and CCPA, and even some insurance requirements, require cybersecurity training for all employees.

DevilDog has developed training programs to streamline this process. Our training programs can be implemented live onsite or through a series of videos. We have a wide variety of training programs to educate your team and staff. Our training will help your business meet regulations and create a secure environment. 

DevilDog’s training programs are customizable to fit your needs. Whether utilizing our training programs onsite, online or via video. Each module includes exams to quantify your staff member’s retention to ensure a thorough understanding of the cybersecurity issues and regulations.

Cybersecurity Training Programs

  • Onsite
  • Training Videos
  • Customized Training Program
  • Security Best Practices
  • Security Awareness
  • Compliance
  • Phishing
  • Physical
  • IoT & Embedded Systems
  • Ransomware
  • email
  • Passwords
  • Malware
  • Mobility
  • Social Engineering
  • Data privacy
  • GDPR
  • SDLC – Secure Software Development Lifecycle


Five Reasons for Cybersecurity Training 

1. Cyber Crime isn’t Going Away
Through the advancements in technology, hacking methods and cyber-attacks are advancing exponentially. Cybersecurity criminals are becoming savvier at developing scams and attack vectors to trick victims without disrupting business operations.  

2. You Need Better Information Security
A critical element of cybersecurity is having security controls and policies in place that are custom to your business. Cybersecurity training brings staff to speed on IT security procedures, policies and best practices.

3. Building a Cybersecurity Culture
Cybersecurity needs to be at the core of all organizations. Training about safe online computing, strong passwords, social engineering, etc. will help mold your organization into your first line of cyber defense and ensure the confidentiality of sensitive business data.  

4. Cybersecurity Develops Satisfied Clients and Shareholders
A data breach can eliminate any confidence that client may have in your firm. In addition, they can pursue a legal action to create further damage.  By being proactive and implementing a cybersecurity training program a company can give its clients peace of mind.  In addition, with evidence of complete training, current and potential investors can see into the value of cybersecurity controls.

5.  Save Money
A cybersecurity breach can be expensive and detrimental for business. The ROI on cybersecurity training is exponential considering the potential repercussions should your business fall victim to a cyber-attack:

  • Lawsuits
  • Loss of clients
  • Loss of revenue
  • Reputation damage
  • Operational disruptions
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Theft of personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Compromised client data and sensitive business information

Critical Content Needed in Training

Different types and forms of cybersecurity threats
Staff need to be able to spot and prevent security breaches. Employees need an overall education in the different ways that cybersecurity threats can present themselves. This should include topics like spam, phishing, malware and ransomware, and social engineering.

The value of password security
Cybersecurity awareness training should help employees understand the importance of passwords. Passwords are the first line of defense to keep sensitive information safe and hackers at bay. In addition, demonstrating how to set strong passwords that encompass a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

Implement an email, internet, and social media policies
It is critical that cybersecurity training includes policies and guidelines for using email, internet, and social media. Email and internet browsing can leave a company wide open to malicious software attacks. These attacks can compromise a company’s critical infrastructure and can be extremely costly. It’s extremely important to outline the rules for internet browsing and social media usage on company devices, and for using company email addresses.

Protect your company data
Cybersecurity training for new employees should explain the regulatory and legal obligations of data protection. In addition there need to be  refresher courses so that all employees are up to date on the rules and policies around data and its protection.

Identify and report cybersecurity threats
Employees are on the frontline of cybersecurity attacks. Training helps employees become aware of unexplained errors, spam content, and legitimate antivirus warnings. By educating them on the process they should follow to report these red flags and who to consult with about suspicions of a cyber-attack.