February 11, 2020 is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide event aimed at promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology for all users, especially children and teens. This year's theme—Together for a better internet—encourages everyone to play their part in creating a safer, more secure internet.
Year after year, we see several horrible stories of organizations losing millions of dollars due to social engineering tactics, phishing attacks, and ransomware. This holiday is a great opportunity for everyone to reflect on how they can stay more protected from the bad guys.
For Safer Internet Day, there are a variety of educational resources available that are designed for organizations to provide for their end users to join the fight against staying safe from cybercriminals. Below are a small list of educational resources your team can leverage:
From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), you can utilize the following resources:
- Keeping Children Safe Online
- Dealing with Cyberbullies
- Rethink Cyber Safety Rules and the “Tech Talk” with Your Teens
CISA also encourages users to view the Safer Internet Day website, a website dedicated to creating examples and activities for your team to provide your end users.
From KnowBe4, you can leverage our resources webpage that has various educational resources for stopping by the bad guys, including social engineering red flags infographic, our free educational videos series The Inside Man, and much more. The most important action to take is making sure employees understand the effects of phishing attacks and how they can apply their knowledge to their day-to-day job. Security awareness training has never been more important for an organization to implement.
Let's stay safe out there.