- How EST Teaches
Email Security Training is not a video or seminar training with limited retention. Instead, EST is a behavior-based, on-the-job email security service that takes a few seconds, 2 to 4 times a week, to teach email security best practices to those that need it and remind and update those that don't.
- Why This Training Is Better
This training doesn't require time away from work. EST training emails come to each user's inbox, provide practical experience and teach email security best practices and habits as they work. EST avoids the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve through long-term repetition and becoming part of normal routine.
- What the Numbers and Experts Say
According to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Reports, 95% of all espionage attacks and nearly 80% of all malware attacks involve phishing. Another recent report estimates a 22% chance you could have a breach within the next 24 months.
According to different surveys the average cost to a company of a successful spear phishing attack can be $300,000 and higher. A survey published in 2016 by InfoSecurity Magazine puts the average at $1.6 million.
A quote from a recent news article describes the issue in a nutshell: "To be truly effective in preventing and combating security threats, organizations need to take steps to spread security awareness and knowledge through the entire organization, from the clerk in the mailroom to the CEO in the corner office."
Finally, CSO Online reports that "The average employee wastes 4.16 hours a year on phishing scams."
EST on the other hand requires on average 62.1 minutes per year in Training Mode OR 41.4 minutes per year with EST in Training mode for 6 months and Mantenance mode the other 6. For a company with 50 users at an avg of $25/hr, EST will potentially save $3,906.25 in user time over a year while costing $1,194 or less. And those savings don't include avoiding the impact of a successful phishing attack on your bottom line (ie, cyber ransoms or other malware direct impacts) and your customer's loss of faith in your company and services. For a larger company or organization EST's savings are proportionally greater.
- An EST overview