A large portion of your work takes place in a digital environment. All important, company-relevant data is located on computers and servers. So to protect your business, the IT infra­structure must also be secured. But all the security precautions, firewalls and antivirus programs are useless if your employees allow threats to enter the systems through negligence. The IT security chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Why do you need cyber security awareness?

The Internet is not only a place of rapid communi­cation and an endless source of information, the Web is also home to numerous dangers. Cyber­criminals regularly cripple companies, government agencies, and other organi­zations using sophisti­cated attack tactics. In doing so, they have different goals:

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Sabotage Attackers try to create maximum damage.

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Extortion Criminals encrypt entire systems using ransomware and only release them after a ransom is paid.

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Espionage The attack runs unnoticed to gain as much information as possible.

To achieve their goals, attackers plant malware on their victims' systems. Sometimes they do this by exploiting backdoors and software flaws. More and more often, however, human weaknesses are exploited, so that cyber­criminals can reach their target.

IT-Kompass offers compre­hensive security training to alert you and your employees to sources of danger and to increase your overall IT security.
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Cyber Security Awareness Training for Employees

Through the IT security instruction courses from IT-Kompass, your employees learn to recognize dangers from the Internet. Improved IT security is provided through a compre­hensive course that, in addition to imparting knowledge, also includes strong practical relevance in the form of training and exams. On an ongoing basis, we practice with your team on how to respond correctly to threats and how to identify risks. For this purpose, we employ various specialized forms of content and practical methods.

Cyber Security Awareness Training for Employees

Through the IT security instruction courses from IT-Kompass, your employees learn to recognize dangers from the Internet. Improved IT security is provided through a compre­hensive course that, in addition to imparting knowledge, also includes strong practical relevance in the form of training and exams. On an ongoing basis, we practice with your team on how to respond correctly to threats and how to identify risks. For this purpose, we employ various specialized forms of content and practical methods.

What do you learn in IT security training?

Our security experts will inform you about the various risks that one might encounter in everyday work:

Social Engineering

  • Are they trying to push you into doing something?
  • Does the sender have a poor writing style?
  • Is the line of reasoning illogical?

Learn about the tampering attempts that criminals use time and again to try to subvert IT systems around the world. With this basic knowledge, you can expose hidden attacks more quickly and know which appropriate security measures to initiate.

A young woman sits in front of her computer and uses her newfound knowledge to check whether an e-mail is trustworthy.
In an e-mail on the screen there are some clues about the authenticity of the sender and the contents.

E-mail Security

  • What information is important in the email header?
  • How can you recognize unsafe email attachments?
  • How do you check the target of a hyperlink?

Since many attempted attacks are carried out via e-mail, you need to know what warning signs to look out for from unknown senders or even allegedly known senders who might in fact be imposters. This deception must and can be recognized. Attackers hide malware in attached files and behind hyperlinks. Learn all about the risks of such e-mails.

Password Guide

  • What makes a secure password?
  • How many characters does a secure password need?
  • Can you save passwords?

Only a secure password will keep attackers from accessing your sensitive data. To prevent cyber­criminals from cracking your credentials with computing power, passwords must be suf­ficiently complex.

A man is sitting in front of his computer and thinking about a secure password.

Perfect Methods for Safety Training

To guarantee maximum learning success, we work with proven pedagogical methods.

  • As a first step, we determine what prior knowledge already exists within your team. This allows us to better plan the content. The IT security instruction is therefore tailored exactly to your needs.
  • Now the actual training begins. For this purpose, we provide different units - from interactive modules to regular newsletters that repeatedly raise awareness of potential dangers.
  • Using simulated phishing emails, we check frequently or under specified circum­stances (e.g. for new hires) as to whether the content learned has also been applied in practice. In this way, dangerous situations can be simulated and tested - without causing any real damage.
  • Finally, we provide meaningful progress reports on these learning goals. So you can see directly what successes the cyber security awareness training has had.

Social engineering holds high attack potential

A very large proportion of malware gets onto systems through careless­ness or lack of risk awareness on the part of computer users. With the help of social engineering - manipu­lating other people - attackers get unsu­specting people to install viruses without knowing it. Alter­natively, through clever misdi­rection, they capture sensitive data, hijack credentials, or cause long-term damage to your company that initially goes unnoticed.

Particu­larly popular for such attacks are phishing emails: Here, attackers send – sometimes targeted, sometimes widely scattered – emails that either contain links to unsafe websites or arrive with dangerous files attached. Classic fraud schemes are also popular: In the case of CEO Fraud, the emails look as if they come directly from management and might ask your employees to pay fake invoices to the cyber­criminals' accounts. The good thing is there are signs that unmask such security risks.

The department head receives an e-mail from a supposed colleague and she recognizes a possible fraud attempt.
Hi Sofia. We still have an open invoice for our project. Can you please quickly pay it? We want to sign the contract tomorrow.

More IT security thanks to basic training

To make computer users aware of the dangers and signs, IT-Kompass offers IT Security Awareness Training. Here you and your employees learn how to recognize attacks and where to identify risks. We also use real-life examples to check whether your teams are imple­menting what they have learned.

Minimize the dangers posed by attacks through secure passwords and prudent use. With the help of our compre­hensive training program, you ensure sustainable protection of your important data.

A man checks the link in an e-mail while on the phone with a scammer, and successfully fends off the scam attempt.
Hmm? OK. The name is right, but what kind of weird domain is that? I’m not clicking that link.

Additional help for more safety

While lack of cyber security awareness is one of the biggest gateways for cyber criminals, it's not the only one. To protect your digital infra­structure even more compre­hensively, IT-Kompass has additional solutions as well:

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 Managed Antivirus Rely on extensively tested antivirus software monitored by our specialists. This way, you will ward off a significant amount of malware directly or be able to remove viruses and trojans quickly.
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 Patch Management Outdated software versions are also a threat to security. With Patch Management from IT-Kompass, you can ensure that programs and the operating system are always up to date.
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 Managed Backup To keep all your sensitive data safe despite an attack by cyber­criminals, rely on regular backups. Thanks to the help of IT-Kompass, backups are performed on a regular basis - without any extra work on your part.
If you are interested in IT Security Awareness Training or any other topics, just send us a request.
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