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Deploy Learning Management Systems, Gamification to Encourage Better Cybersecurity Practices Abstract

Monday, September 21, 2020

For many organizations, the transition to remote work environments was rapid. Crucial security details were worked out on the fly, and cybersecurity policies struggled to keep up. Despite rapid organizational changes, companies must maintain the cadence of cybersecurity training. Even with robust infrastructures like VPNs and secured networks the biggest point of accessibility for bad actors is an organization’s people. According to recent reports, phishing attacks have spiked during the pandemic, and organizations have seen a 37 percent increase between the last quarter of 2019 and the first of 2020. These attacks rely on social engineering and human error to work, so it’s important that employees are trained to remain vigilant. As more employees move to remote work environments, these measures should be redoubled. One way to ensure employees are up to date on their training is to utilize a learning management system to keep them engaged with their training and to organize the scheduling of modules. Many LMSs can help incentivize employees to engage with training through gamification, by attaching a value or “score” to each competency. By incentivizing employees to seek out training opportunities instead of hounding them to complete it, organizations can better protect themselves from cybercrime.

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