Cybersecurity training for organizations
Boost cybersecurity and invest in your team with our expert information security training. Bridge the skills gap with Infosec’s comprehensive cybersecurity training solutions for all your employees — from security awareness for accounting to the latest cyber threats for those in IT and security.
People + skills + technology = security
Bridging the cybersecurity skills gaps at your organization is like balancing an equation. You can’t have security without first investing in your employees’ cybersecurity skills. Cybersecurity education for employees helps them understand common mistakes and how to avoid human error. It enables your teams to ensure compliance with regulations, protect data and build a security-centric culture together.
Why Infosec Institute?
Why choose Infosec for your cybersecurity training needs? Infosec is the only security education provider with role-appropriate training for your entire workforce. We’ve helped organizations like yours upskill and certify security teams and boost employee awareness for over 20 years. With robust training solutions, on-site or remote learning, and instructors with real-world experience, your staff will have the skills they need to help keep your organization secure.
We offer a range of cybersecurity training for employees tailored to different roles within your company. Build employee awareness through our Infosec IQ platform featuring over 2,000 security awareness resources and help your technical teams get certified with our boot camps and Infosec Skills platform — providing unlimited access to 1,400+ hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges that cover real-world threats.
Maximize your training and development budget
Get volume discounts and training flexibility with our team training program. Your team picks the courses, schedules and formats they prefer. We’ll work with you to build a prepaid training program that supports your goals and maximizes your training budget.
The importance of cybersecurity training for employees
Employees play a critical role in maintaining cybersecurity. They are often the first to encounter cyber threats. With the right knowledge and threat awareness, employees become the biggest asset in stopping cyber incidents.
The human element is involved in 74% of data breaches, emphasizing the vital role employees play in an organization’s cybersecurity posture. The average cost of a data breach has grown 12.7% to $4.35 million since 2020 and 83% percent of organizations studied have experienced more than one data breach.
Our training approach
We empower your organization with relevant cybersecurity training for employees — no matter where they are in their journey. Whether they've never heard of a phishing email or are leading your organization's security operations center, we offer information security training to match their role.
Live boot camps, self-paced learning and role-based content prepare your entire workforce. Track and measure the impact of your training efforts — from phishing rates to technical skill assessments to certification practice exam scores. Ongoing training builds a culture of security and provides a clear pathway to help upskill and retain your most talented cybersecurity professionals.
Through cybersecurity training, employees gain a wide range of essential skills and knowledge fundamental to protecting an organization’s digital assets. All employees, from HR to the CEO benefit from security awareness. By equipping employees with these abilities, you’ll see benefits that affect the bottom line:
- Threat prevention: Trained employees help prevent cyber threats by recognizing and avoiding potential risks.
- Data protection: With a better understanding of data privacy, employees ensure the organization complies with relevant regulations, reducing the risk of fines or legal issues.
- Cost reduction: By reducing the likelihood of successful cyberattacks, training saves the organization from the high costs of a data breach, including financial loss, reputational damage and recovery efforts.
- Improved response: If a cyber incident does occur, trained employees can respond effectively, minimize damage and recover more quickly.
- Security culture: Ongoing cybersecurity training fosters a security-centric culture where employees understand their role in protecting the organization’s digital assets.
- Employee retention: Security professionals with a clearly defined path are more confident in their career goals and cybersecurity skills compared to their peers without clear guidance and skill-building.
IT staff tasked with training and security benefit with comprehensive education and materials that make it easy to train all staff. Outcomes include:
- Upskilling: Cybersecurity training enables IT professionals to stay and keep staff updated with the latest trends, tools, and techniques. By upskilling, employees can better defend against new and emerging cyber threats, enhancing their expertise and effectiveness in safeguarding the organization's assets.
Employee participation: Employees who feel invested in and have access to opportunities for skill advancement are more likely to be successful participants in keeping the organization cyber secure.
Attracting talent: Offering comprehensive cybersecurity training programs can attract top talent to any IT or security team. Job seekers are more likely to be drawn to companies that prioritize skill development and offer opportunities to learn and grow within the field.
Addressing the skills gap: The demand for cybersecurity professionals often outpaces the supply of skilled workers. By investing in cybersecurity training for existing IT staff, organizations can bridge the skills gap internally, reducing the need to constantly search for external talent.
Career paths: Clearly delineated career paths motivate employees to strive for excellence and contribute to the organization's long-term success.
Building a culture of security starts here
Train your current staff to combat even the most adept hackers.
Infosec IQ customers experienced 75% faster reporting times of suspicious emails.
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Security education for every role
Infosec is the only security education provider with role-appropriate training for your entire workforce. Whether you’re a large enterprise corporation or a small business looking to empower your employees with information security training, we can help. We’ve guided organizations like yours to upskill and certify security teams and boost employee awareness for nearly two decades.
Build employee awareness
Empower employees with knowledge and skills to stay cyber secure at work and home with 2,000+ security awareness resources.
Upskill and get certified with unlimited access to 1,400+ hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges.
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How can I close the cybersecurity skills gap at my organization?
Closing your cybersecurity skills gap starts with instilling a culture of learning at all levels of your organization. Cybersecurity is everyone’s job, but cybersecurity training cannot be one size fits all. You need the tools to deliver the right training to the right people at the right time — whether that’s personalized security awareness training, year-round cybersecurity skill development, or live boot camps with expert instructors.
What's the best way to spread cybersecurity awareness?
Spreading security awareness starts by recognizing employees are not a security problem. They are part of the solution. Empowering employees through fun, engaging and continuous security awareness training brings them into the conversation and establishes a culture of shared responsibility. Infosec IQ provides more than 2,000 training resources to help inspire a culture of security at your organization.
How can I track security awareness training?
Infosec IQ automatically tracks your organization’s security awareness training record and compliance score mapped to NIST recommendations to help you identify gaps in training and measure progress over time. Phishing simulation tracking provides a real-time reading of your organization’s phish rate and measures the impact of simulated phishing training over time. You can also take a deep dive into your security awareness program metrics with campaign- and learner-level reports to refine your curriculum and deliver training to learners who need it most.
How can I keep my IT and security teams' skills fresh?
Ninety-two percent of infosec professionals spend a few hours every month learning new skills, and 59% spend a few hours every week. Year-round skill development is required to stay ahead of the latest threats, but IT and security teams have busy schedules. Identifying your team’s skills gaps and closing them through role-based, hands-on training helps maximize your team’s training time so they can stay more than a step ahead of the bad guys.
Do you offer group pricing?
Yes, we offer team training discounts. Whether you’re looking for security awareness training, skill development for your IT and security teams, or live cybersecurity boot camps, we provide security education for your whole organization. Click here to request team training quote.
Why should my organization invest in IT and security training?
A study from ESG and ISSA found 93% of cybersecurity professionals agreed they “must keep up with their skills or else the organizations they work for will be at a significant disadvantage against cyber attackers.” In addition, a recent Infosec survey found “keeping up with the changing demand for new security skills” was the top organizational concern related to developing and retaining cybersecurity talent. Ongoing employee training helps identify and close your team’s skills gap so you can better mitigate business risk.
How can I track business value from cybersecurity training?
According to our recent survey of IT and security professionals, the top metrics tied to employee training included better return on technology investments, reduced incident costs, improved customer satisfaction and less downtime. Whether you’re trying to reduce phishing rates, write more secure code or defend against the latest threats, it all starts with investing in your employees’ cybersecurity skills.
How can I ensure each employee gets the training most appropriate for their job and skill level?
The foundation of a training program is closing your employees’ skills gaps, and that starts with identifying those gaps and delivering targeted training to address them. Infosec IQ delivers personalized training based on your organization’s industry and your employees’ roles. Infosec Skills provides skill assessments to help IT and security teams identify levels of expertise and guide year-round training. In addition, Infosec Skills boot camps and courses are mapped to certification vendors, NICE Workforce categories and cybersecurity roles.
How can employee training and development improve job satisfaction?
Implementing a training program at your organization doesn’t just help protect your organization from cyber threats, it empowers your employees. Continuous skill development and clear career pathways help ease the workload of your most talented cybersecurity professionals — and those most likely to be solicited by recruiters. In addition, security professionals with a clearly defined career path are more confident in their career goals, more confident in their cybersecurity skills and spend more time learning compared to their peers without a clear career path.