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Vade Vade’s parent company Hornetsecurity releases latest research results

[Vade] Vade’s parent company Hornetsecurity releases latest research results
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Press release: June 5, 2024
Vade’s parent company Hornetsecurity releases latest research findings *Lack of IT security training highlighted*
– *26% of organizations do not provide IT security training to end users revealed*
– * 1 in 4 companies have suffered a cybersecurity breach, 23% of which occurred in the past year*
– * Approximately 4 out of 10 companies (39%) say that training content is insufficient for recent AI-based cyber attacks*

Vade, a European cybersecurity leader, part of Hornetsecurity Group
(Headquarters: Lille, France; pronunciation: Veidt) has recently announced the results of a survey on security training by
Hornetsecurity titled “Company IT
Security
We would like to inform you that we have announced “Corporate IT Security Awareness”. The survey was conducted by Hornetsecurity in April 2024 and received responses from 144 industry professionals around the world, including IT decision makers. The survey results will be published at the information security conference
“Infosecurity”, which Hornetsecurity will exhibit at.
Europe 2024” was announced.
Key findings revealed that IT security training is severely lacking, with a quarter (26%) of organizations still not training their end users. We also found that fewer than 1 in 13 organizations (8%) offer adaptive training that adjusts levels based on the results of regular security tests. Cybersecurity threats are rapidly evolving, and malicious actors are constantly devising new attacks to infiltrate and cause harm, which is a major concern for businesses.

*Training engagement and effectiveness*
Employees are the number one consideration in any company’s
cybersecurity strategy. The main form of cyber-attacks is phishing scams, which take advantage of people’s trust. Therefore, employees need to have the skills, understanding, and confidence to spot malicious behavior. In this survey, approximately one-third (31%) of respondents said that their company’s training was either not sufficient or only marginally interesting, indicating that there is a significant lack of training. However, it became clear that training efforts were perceived as ineffective.

Despite low engagement levels, 79% of organizations believe their IT security awareness training is somewhat effective in combating cyber threats. On the other hand, nearly four out of 10 companies (39%) said that the training they provide is insufficient to prepare them for recent AI-based cyber attacks. This is an alarming situation as AI accelerates and scales attacks.

*Post-incident adaptation and reporting gap*
The survey revealed that one in four organizations has suffered a cybersecurity breach or incident, with 23% of these incidents occurring in the past year. Notably, 94% of these organizations implemented additional security hardening measures after the incident occurred. Despite these efforts, 52% of respondents said end users often ignore or delete emails identified as a threat without reporting them, and 38% said they receive training. It became clear to me that I was forgetting the content. This indicates the need for continued and substantial training reinforcement.

On the other hand, the survey also revealed that employees are particularly interested in understanding the knowledge and techniques that they can put to use after training. Having employees understand the knowledge and methods can be considered a security measure that will stay in the employee’s memory and be easily put into practice. Additionally, 28% of respondents cited a lack of feedback from IT to employees as the reason why employees do not follow what they learn in training and report threats to IT.

*Need for training that corresponds to the latest situation* 45% of IT decision makers believe their current training programs are outdated and ineffective against AI-based attacks. Thirty-nine percent of respondents who are not decision makers also expressed a similar opinion, indicating that up-to-date and comprehensive training is very important.

Daniel Blank, Chief Operating Officer at Hornetsecurity
Blank) said: “Organizations must not only regularly provide rich and adaptable training to employees, but also ensure that these programs thoroughly address the latest and most advanced cyber threats. Security developed by Hornetsecurity as a next generation solution. Awareness
Service makes this possible by automatically customizing and providing the right amount of training for each employee. With this solution, you can provide the right level of ongoing training to your employees without burdening your IT department with setting up and delivering training. ”

Blank also emphasizes that: “It’s important to be proactive and proactively detect attacks and put robust systems and processes in place, rather than hardening after an incident. This can save you a lot of time, effort and cost.”

*Cyber ​​insurance and precautions*
More than half (56%) of organizations surveyed have cyber insurance, indicating an increased reliance on financial safeguards against cyber incidents. Further, 79% of organizations say IT security training programs are most helpful in preventing cybersecurity incidents, and 92% say training helps end users learn about security issues across a variety of media, not just email. We know we can now spot threats.

Blank said: “This research conducted by Hornetsecurity reveals a clear disconnect between perceptions of the effectiveness of security training and its actual relevance and ability to respond to modern cyber threats, particularly recent AI-driven attacks. It’s clear: To maximize the effectiveness of your training, your employees need ongoing training to strengthen their technical defenses and serve as your human firewall. Investing in the latest cybersecurity technology is important, but so is creating a long-term security culture within your organization, which is also an investment in your people.”

* About Vade *
Vade is proud to be part of the Hornetsecurity group. Hornetsecurity is a leading global provider of next-generation cloud-based security, compliance, backup, and security awareness solutions supporting businesses and organizations of all sizes around the world. 365, a representative product
Total Protection is the most comprehensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market.
Our business is driven by innovation and cybersecurity excellence, and through our award-winning portfolio, we are building a safer digital future and a sustainable security culture. We operate in more than 30 countries through an international distribution network of more than 8,000 channel partners and managed service providers. Premium services are used by over 50,000 customers. Hornetsecurity operates in more than 120 countries through an international distribution network of more than 12,000 channel partners and MSPs, with premium services available to more than 75,000 customers. Detail is
Visit www.hornetsecurity.com.
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