Interactive Workshop

Cyber Security Webinar Highlights Employee Engagement

Plymouth (UK), October 2016 - Expert advice on how to engage employees in the knowledge they need to safeguard company data will be on offer at an interactive webinar on Thursday, 27 October entitled "Cyber Security: Bring the risks to life for your workforce". The time is 1500 (BST). 

It's been organised by award-winning learning company Sponge UK, who create digital learning programmes for global brands like Google, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Tesco, and GlaxoSmithKline. 

The 30-minute interactive workshop will focus on the real cyber security threats to businesses and what it takes to create online learning that engages employees and gives them the confidence to protect against data attacks.

Webinar host, Liam O'Meara, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sponge UK, said, "With so much hype about data hackers, it's easy to lose sight of the risks closer to home. Your employees are critical to corporate cyber safety. Weak or stolen passwords are behind 63% of data breaches, but reminding employees to change their passwords regularly is not enough. During the webinar, we'll be explaining how we use techniques like gamification and storytelling to reinforce knowledge and change behaviour." 

People attending the webinar will learn about

  • the top cyber-security threats and new risks
  • using gamification to motivate employees to act
  • making digital learning relevant with real-life examples
  • learning through safe practice using video scenarios.

Cyber-security expert, Mike Dieroff, Managing Director at BlueScreenIT will be joining the webinar to outline the latest cyber-security trends.

He said, "With the ever-expanding Internet of Things, the attack surface for companies and their employees is becoming ever broader.  New internet-connected devices are being released daily, many with weak or non-existent security, allowing the hacker to enter a corporate network and remain undetected for several days. Clearly cyber education is an important defence, and organisations are advised to focus on prevention and detection in order to limit attacks."