Security Awareness Training for Governments

In today’s digital landscape, governments rely heavily on information technology to help deliver services more effectively, reduce costs, increase productivity and work in new ways. Despite the benefits, this age of connectivity has resulted in complex cyber threats, as councils and local governments continue to be victims of data breaches.

1
of local council authorities have experienced a cyber attack
1 %
of councils currently hold a cyber insurance policy
1
attacks per hour target government authorities
£ 1 m
was the average cost of a date breach in the public sector in 2022

Why do Governments Need Security Awareness Training?

Government agencies, councils and local authorities have become a particularly lucrative target for malicious cybercriminals, due to the vast amount of information they handle and reduced IT budgets.

Basic cyber hygiene and anti-virus software is no longer sufficient to protect governments and councils from such serious attacks. A cyber attack can have crippling consequences for many governments and local authorities, from disrupting vital services to reputational damage. As such, it is important that government bodies continuously review, refresh and reinforce their approach to cyber Security Awareness Training to protect their employees and their organisation from malicious attacks, including Phishing and ransomware.

Security Awareness Training for Governments

How Governments Can Combat Cyber Threats
with Security Awareness Training

The UK’s ICO has stated that 90% of data breaches are caused by human error. However, the human factor in security also provides an opportunity for local government departments to reduce the risks associated with cyber attacks.

Cyber awareness training programs are a vital part of a government’s information security measures, and will help to:

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Educate about cyber security threats and increase awareness

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Embed a culture of cyber security awareness

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Empower end-users to change their behaviours and identify threats

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Enable users to self-serve in eLearning content that is personalised to their different job roles and responsibilities

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Encourage positive cyber hygiene habits and behaviours

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Evidence user participation for regulatory reporting and audits

A Go-To Security Awareness Solution for Governments

MyCompliance Cloud provides a one-stop-shop solution for Security Awareness Training and compliance capabilities in one powerful platform.

The integrated, SaaS-based software tailors awareness training for governments, provides defence, and delivers regulatory reporting to ensure compliance obligations are met.

Taking a people-centric approach to cyber security, MyCompliance Cloud helps to create a more secure workforce, educate end users and protect your organisation against evolving security risks.

Security Awareness Training for Governments

Tailored Security Awareness Training for Governments

MetaCompliance is now our one-stop-shop in terms of policies, coupled with the ability to audit and track compliance with those policies. The automation has meant the end of a large number of manual processes and has hugely improved our auditing and reporting.
Barry Philips
IS Analyst/Developer - Cork County Council

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