October: the season of autumn leaves, warm jumpers, wellies, pumpkins and all things spooky… and not to forget, Cyber Security Awareness Month.
This month will help everyone in your organisation, no matter how senior, especially if they are regularly reminded about cyber security risks, and how to stay safe online. Not only is it good for the security of your business information, it is also good for personal safety online.
We suggest you mix up your training methods, so that people don’t get bored (and because people have different learning styles), so why not send out a link to a cyber security awareness video every so often? To make it easier for you, we’ve found a variety of free cyber security awareness videos online: some serious and some entertaining.
- StaySafeOnline.org produced a series of 8 short and entertaining episodes, based in an office and describing some risky scenarios: Security Awareness Episodes – YouTube
- We particularly like the security awareness campaign material, produced by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)—and the animation at the bottom of this page is a favourite: It’s OK to Say | CPNI. Don’t forget to check out the rest of their material, too
- While we’re talking about songs, have a look at The Security Awareness Company’s catchy parody here: Thinkin’ 9 to 5: A Security Awareness Parody of 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton – YouTube
- Not a country song this time, but: the Dubai Police gave us ‘It wasn’t me’ – It Wasn’t Me – #SecureYourAccount – YouTube
- Here’s a serious one: President Obama on cyber security awareness month: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – YouTube
- There are a number of slightly unnerving videos out there, showing unsuspecting members of the public just what can be found out about them online. Have a look at this one from Action Fraud: How private is your personal information? – YouTube, as well as this one: Internet Privacy Prank – YouTube
- Social engineering still works. This is an old one, but still valuable: passers-by are invited to share their passwords with the interviewer… and they do, probably because of the social pressure involved. What is Your Password? – YouTube
- This video is not intended to be entertaining, but is definitely worth a watch: This is how hackers hack you using simple social engineering – YouTube
- Another old but gold: what would it be like, if you were being phished in real life? The Defence Works Sketches Phishing Emails in Real Life Funny Security Awareness Training – YouTube
- And finally, here is one from Thales that isn’t really a cyber security awareness video, but does show what could happen without cyber security: A Long Day (with no Cybersecurity) – YouTube
If you’d like some tailored advice on security training and awareness for your own organisation—or if you need other security help and support—please do contact the Click and Protect team on 0113 733 6230.