Adding some fun and interactive element into security awareness training can create a significant impact.

FREMONT, CA: Security training programs are, frankly, dull and complex. Cybersecurity has traditionally been quite a dry topic, so perhaps that is why awareness training has also been on the boring side. However, cybersecurity is far from repetitive and lifeless. As cybersecurity threats like phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) continue to attack enterprises across all sectors, the battle against them can be made more attractive through fun, interactive training sessions. Here is a look at how security awareness training can be made attractive, fun, and effective.

• Game-based Learning 

Fun brings learning to life, and it engages people and makes them need more. It can also help in explaining complicated concepts and help with understanding. By leveraging fun and interactive games to train the employees about security awareness training, enterprises build more effective training programs. Game-based learning calls this type of learning ‘experiential’ based on developing experiences through role-playing and other games.

• Encouraging Interaction

Boring classroom security awareness training is enough to make employees fall asleep. But if professionals train people by encouraging interaction with a training session, they are more likely to remember what they are learning. Scenario-based security awareness training makes memories that can become good habits.

• Better Learning with Laughter

Laughter is the best remedy and is also true for learning. Laughter has been shown to enhance trust and relaxes people, contributing to better learning experiences. When brands research and develop ideas for developing a security awareness training program for staff, choose one they will respond well to.

• Socially Engineer Employees

To socially engineer is a candidate for an updated version. Cybercriminals use social engineering to the point of starting an art form. Scams and other cybercrime attacks are almost always designed to need human intervention to work. To get this human input, the fraudsters turn to human behavioral psychology. That is, they utilize human traits, like trust and fear, to execute their cybercrime plans. One thing about human behavior is that it can be leveraged for good, not just evil. By modifying natural responses and putting in place caution under certain circumstances, enterprisers can help avoid cyber-attacks.