Security awareness is more important now than it ever has been before. According to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), in the second half of the 2021 Notifiable Data Breaches Report, 55% of breaches were the result of malicious or criminal attacks through phishing or compromised/stolen credentials.

The other 41% of data breaches reported by the OAIC were the result of human error. Many of today’s sophisticated attacks are aimed directly at the weaknesses in human nature. As more people work from home and access company resources through personal devices and networks, the risk only increases. Ultimately, if your employees are naive about cybersecurity, it could be one of your organisation’s biggest vulnerabilities.


Unfortunately, many cybersecurity awareness programs fall short of achieving their goal. It can be a difficult subject to make interesting, and if your employees are yawning their way through lengthy videos, there’s a good chance that very little crucial information is filtering through.

What’s more, cybersecurity awareness is often seen as a thing or an event; something to be completed in order to carry on with the day job. The problem with this approach is that any lessons learned can be quickly forgotten and old habits resumed.

For the information to be retained, cybersecurity consultants must  work closely alongside the team they’re training to develop highly personalised awareness programs that actively engage employees through hands-on workshops.

As an example, InfoTrust’s interactive approach to training ensures your staff retain the information through phishing simulations and similar real-life scenarios. This approach helps instil a sound knowledge of how to detect and combat phishing, data breaches and other cyber security threats.


A set-it and forget-it mentality won’t cut it when it comes to cybersecurity awareness. Rather than static and stale projects, your organisation needs informative, innovative, and interactive programs. By working with our cybersecurity consultants, you can build relevant, tailored programs, improve engagement, and promote a culture where security really sinks in.

At InfoTrust, we adopt a tailored approach to teaching highly effective security awareness in the following ways:

  • Assess your organisation’s specific cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks (not all organisation’s risks are the same)
  • Tailor our security awareness content to cater for your audience
  • Put your security awareness training to the test, mimicking real-life scenarios
  • Rinse and repeat the process on an annual basis to keep your organisation’s awareness update and airtight

Our passionate team of cybersecurity experts is highly trained in providing security awareness training, email security services, incident response, consulting and advisory services, penetration testing and other highly effective solutions to your cybersecurity needs.

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