Building an Effective Cybersecurity Training Program

Just as sports teams practice and train for upcoming games, your organization should be constantly and consistently practicing and training for cybersecurity events, building the muscles and skills they’ll need to respond when a cyber-attack inevitably happens. Planning and scheduling training and exercise is crucial because it allows teams to assess their performance and readiness. Team exercises should be done regularly and with the same tools, techniques, and procedures used in daily operations, and simulations should reflect real-world scenarios that teammates are likely to encounter in their daily work. This helps to build confidence in responding to specific threats and ensures that individuals are prepared to act accordingly. After each exercise, it’s important to provide feedback and discuss what worked well and what could be improved. Helping teammates learn from their mistakes and improve their responses is one of the most valuable takeaways from any training…

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