As security technology becomes more effective at thwarting cyber attacks, hackers are increasingly targeting your employees. It’s much easier for them to sidestep security defenses by tricking a human being than to hack through layers of security technology.
Training is most effective when it’s structured to take advantage of the ways humans beings learn. It is like working with wood. If you work against the grain, it’s inefficient and not very effective. If you go with the grain, you’ll find it quicker and easier to shape it.
Passive methods like lecture-based classroom training are not efficient. After 30 days, learners forget about 90% of what they’ve learned in traditional lecture-based training. Albert Einstein said, “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
A recent meta-analysis of over 225 studies on learning published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found a significant advantage for active learning over lecure. The report defined this learning in this way:
“Active learning engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work”
Training that incorporates relevant and appropriate active learning techniques create the conditions in which students can learn. Active training methods not only deepen understanding they also promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. The goal of security awareness is to get employees to act differently. We need our learners to be able to act on this knowledge not just to know or be aware of it.
Our services include:
- On-Site Security Awareness & Training
- Enhancing Communication and Teamwork for IT Staff
- Cyber Threat Management Briefing
- Custom Training Development
- eLearning Development
Be sure you’re getting the most of your training. Contact us today to find out how we can help.