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CERT NZ reported that the top three reported incident categories consistently target end users and that this contributed to nearly $8 million in reported financial losses for companies and individuals in the first half of 2020.

One of the most important and effective mitigations to this threat is to empower your staff so that they can play a proactive role in helping you protect your organisation from the front-line.

There is often a misconception that IT security is only for IT staff. Cyber attackers are not picky! They look for an easy way in and that can often mean your staff.

Want to know more about our security awareness training options? 

Contact us on 04 917 6670 or sales@sss.co.nz if you would like to know more about our security awareness training options.

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Cyber security training and awareness options that suit your specific requirements

At SSS we offer comprehensive training options to empower your staff. Each of these are available as stand-alone options, or combined as a comprehensive package for maximum effect.

SSS Comprehensive IT Security Training

With the right training you can create a culture where staff will know how to keep themselves and your organisation safe.

We have developed proven, effective, and powerful training suitable for all staff

  • Our consultants are highly experienced in the development and delivery of training that can be tailored specific to your organisation.
  • Our training options are suitable (and recommended) for all staff, regardless of their role and skills.
  • We deliver our training in plain English.
  • We do not believe in tricking your staff.
  • We offer both in-person (at your organisation or via Zoom), and online training options.
  • We have partnered with one of the best providers of online module-based and simulation training - Shearwater Solutions.

Our Training Options

SSS Awareness Training Sessions

  • Up to 2 hours in-person session
  • Suitable for all audiences
  • Tailored Message

Phriendly Phishing

  • Web-based modules with a focus on spam and phishing

Shearwater KSec5

  • Web-based comprehensive information security training
  • Structured modules 

Feedback from some of our clients

"The cybersecurity sessions were well attended and the staff got a lot out of Gavin's non-technical approach and real world examples. Many were taking a lot of notes and forming good strategies on how to protect themselves online. I received many thank-you's from staff for taking the time to organise these sessions." - Peter Darlington, IS Manager, Tasman District Council

"Shearwater Solutions provided us with an excellent portal with a lot of automated interfaces and reporting modules which we felt were fundamental to allowing us to continue to effectively manage awareness and positive behavioural change across the business" - Liz Schoff, Security Consultant at healthAlliance.

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  • SSS Classroom Security Awareness Training

    Educating your staff about the threats to your confidential data is the cheapest and most cost effective investment you can make toward cyber security.

    Educating your staff about the threats to your confidential data is the cheapest and most cost effective investment you can make toward cyber security.

    Your users represent your biggest risk in terms of cyber security.

    • They don't have a good understanding of the threats that exist or how to protect themselves and your organisation from these threats.
    • They think that 'this stuff only happens overseas'.
    • They don't understand why the bad guy wants access to data.
    • They expect 'IT' have got everything covered.
    • They have no idea of the important role they play as a crucial line of defence.

    Testimonial:
    "The cybersecurity sessions were well attended and the staff got a lot out of Gavin's non-technical approach and real world examples. Many were taking a lot of notes and forming good strategies on how to protect themselves online. I received many thank-you's from staff for taking the time to organise these sessions." - Peter Darlington, IS Manager, Tasman District Council 

    Want to know more?

    Contact us on on sales@sss.co.nz or 04 917 6670 to see how we can help empower your staff to help you protect your systems from the front-line.

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    SSS Awareness Training tailored message suitable all staff

    What do you get?

    An onsite non-technical two-way discussion using real life examples that addresses these challenges. We allow two hours for these sessions, enabling audience participation and discussion providing further value.

    • Each session is targeted to all users of technology within your organisation from shop floor and admin through to executives.
    • We will provide your attendees with the understanding and skills that will help protect them (and you) from cyber threats.
    • Through these sessions you will immediately improve your security posture.

    We tailor the session to include any key messages that your security staff wish to be conveyed.

    What will your staff learn?

    • The consequence of a cyber-related incident to you and your staff.
    • What the internet actually is.
    • How data remains on the internet even when you try to remove it.
    • Who the bad guys are and why they want to compromise you.
    • How they trick your staff in helping gain entry.
    • Some simple tips staff can use to protect you at work and themselves at home.

    Next steps

    If you want to know more you can contact us on sales@sss.co.nz or 04-917-6670.

    If you are ready to book, simply decide how many presentations you need and book them in. We can run up to three presentations in a day so you don't have to close down the entire office.

  • Shearwater KSec5 Web-based Cyber Security Training

    With the Keep Secure 5 (KSec5) awareness training series from Shearwater, learners gain a deep understanding of current security threats, and how they came to be that way.

    With the Keep Secure 5 (KSec5) awareness training series from Shearwater, learners gain a deep understanding of current security threats, and how they came to be that way.

    The KSec5 framework incorporates the five key and fundamental security rules that allow users to make smart and calculated security decisions with ease.

    Cyber security training to empower your employees and dramatically change the security culture across your entire organisation

    Contact us on on sales@sss.co.nz or 04 917 6670 to see how we can help empower your staff to help you protect your systems from the front-line.

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    Each module is designed to build upon the other

    The KSec5 awareness training series consists of the following modules:

    • Security foundations
    • Cyber-attack evolution
    • Social engineering
    • Online and remote threats
    • Internal threats
    • KSec5 framework

    Your users will take away important learnings

    • How cyber criminals think differently
    • How hacking really works
    • Perfect passphrases
    • Opportunistic vs targeted attacks
    • How hackers obtain and use your information
    • Social media dangers
    • Identity theft
    • Phishing emails
    • Download risks
    • Data leakage

    To read more about the KSec5 awareness training and what is covered in each module, download the datasheet on the bottom right 

    KSec5 provides a strong foundation and gives a complete understanding of security concepts. This knowledge will not only benefit employees at work, but at home too. Combined with the Shearwater Phriendly Phishing awareness simulation training, your employees will be in a powerful position to not only help protect your organisation against cyber attacks, but protect themselves at home too.

    About Shearwater

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    Established in 2003, Shearwater's purpose is to create a safer connected world.  They help their clients stay ahead of emerging security threats, and guide them in detecting and interpreting seemingly unrelated security events and signals.  Click here to read more about Shearwater.

  • Phriendly Phishing Awareness Training and Simulation

    Phriendly Phishing is a phishing awareness and simulation program developed by certified professionals at Shearwater Solutions.
    • Simulated and journey-based phishing awareness training
    • Phriendly Phishing is largely automated - requires very little ongoing management from your IT team
    • Change employee behaviour
    • Keep security top of mind

    * Effective * Measurable * User Friendly *


    Phriendly Phishing is a phishing awareness and simulation program developed by certified professionals at Shearwater Solutions. Through their ongoing research, developers ensure that the training remains current with phishing threats and techniques.

    With Phriendly Phishing you can:

    • Monitor your phishing risk
    • Track improvement
    • Measure and report on performance
    • Reduce employee clicks on malicious links

    Contact us on on sales@sss.co.nz or 04 917 6670 to see how we can help empower your staff to help you protect your systems from the front-line.

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    Client Testimonial:

    "Shearwater Solutions provided us with an excellent portal with a lot of automated interfaces and reporting modules which we felt were fundamental to allowing us to continue to effectively manage awareness and positive behavioural change across the business" - Liz Schoff, Security Consultant at healthAlliance. Read the healthAlliance case study here.


    How Phriendly Phishing works - At a Glance

    Measure

    Start with a simulated phishing campaign to determine your organisation's overall phishing risk, and to establish a baseline for future measurement.

    Educate

    Train your staff to identify phishing threats and develop their phishing detection skills. Users start at the beginner level and work their way up. Training is user-friendly and geared at all skill and knowledge levels.

    Nurture

    Nurture your staff's skills with simulated phishing campaigns. Control the difficulty and timing of each campaign to align with staff progress. Training can be reinforced at any stage if needed.

    Key Features 

    • Works on any device
    • Cloud-based
    • Scalable solution
    • Managed service
    • User friendly

    healthAlliance case study


    About Phriendly Phishing

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    Phriendly Phishing, part of the CyberCX group, is an Australian-based company which provides security awareness and simulation training solutions. Read more about Phriendly Phishing