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End user security awareness training for today's workforce is a must and will help organizations protect against ever-evolving cyberthreats, especially phishing

By taking the time and making the effort to educate your employees, your organization can greatly diminish the risks of cyberattacks to your network's and your organization's security.

This blog explains what end user awareness training encompasses, why it's important for organization, and provide a list of a dozen key topics for discussion required for a comprehensive end user security awareness training program.

Why is User Security Awareness Training Important?

A workforce that is unaware of all the types of dangers lurking online are a serious security risk to any organization's network and mission. In short, today's workforce cannot be untrained in cybersecurity awareness.

One of the top challenges affecting security teams today is solution sprawl resulting from rapid digital transformation

Nearly 60% of organizations have deployed 30 or more security tools across their organization, and almost a third have more than 50. This creates a logistical nightmare that can quickly overwhelm IT teams struggling to maintain an aggressive digital acceleration strategy. It's one of the reasons why, according to Gartner, 80% of organizations are executing or are focused on vendor and solution consolidation.

FortiCNP simplifies cloud security, accelerates risk management, and delivers near-real-time threat protection with zero-permission malware detection capabilities

Fortinet announced FortiCNP, a new built-in-the-cloud offering that correlates security findings from across an organization's cloud footprint to facilitate friction-free cloud security operations. FortiCNP's patented Resource Risk Insights (RRI)TM technology produces context-rich, actionable insights that help teams prioritize the remediation and mitigation of risks with the highest potential impact on cloud workload security without slowing down the business.

Also announced today, Fortinet is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Launch Partner for Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection, which provides agentless malware detection capabilities across AWS data stores, disk volumes, and workload images. FortiCNP supports Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection, delivering near-real-time threat protection with zero-permission capabilities to actively scan running workloads with no impact or delays to operations.

National Intern Day falls on the last Thursday of July every year, with the purpose of recognizing and celebrating interns and the impactful work they do

Interns are incredibly important; they are the future leaders and workforce. In cybersecurity, those participating in internships play an additional important role: helping to narrow the industry's skills gap.

Fortinet is actively working to close the growing skills gap in cybersecurity through the Fortinet Training Institute and Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiatives, which provides training and learning opportunities to a wide range of populations, including students. As part of this important work, Fortinet's internship program provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to work at Fortinet for several weeks. Interns gain hands-on experience while being exposed to opportunities in the dynamic and fast-growing cybersecurity industry with the goal of preparing them for the cyber workforce of the future.

Nowadays, threat actors are leaning on new tools and techniques to improve the efficiency of their attacks.

With attacks increasing in speed, agility, and sophistication, it is critical to maximize artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches to defend against evolving attack techniques.

In this Q&A, FortiGuard Labs' Derek Manky and Jonas Walker discuss the changing threat landscape and the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in fighting today's cyber threats.

What changes have you seen in the cyber threat landscape over the last three months?

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