Cyber security webinar: Bring the risks to life for your workforce

Posted on Oct 17, 2016

NEWS: Expert advice on how to engage employees in the knowledge they need to safeguard company data will be on offer at an interactive webinar this October.

People hold the key to cyber security in any organisation with human vulnerability being the biggest single factor in most real life data breaches.

The webinar entitled, Cyber Security: Bring the risks to life for your workforce takes place at 1500 (BST) on Thursday, October 27.

It’s been organised by award-winning learning company, Sponge who create digital learning programmes for global brands like Google, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Tesco and GlaxoSmithKline.

The 30-minute interactive workshop will focus on the real cyber security threats to businesses and what it takes to create online learning that engages employees and gives them the confidence to protect against data attacks.

Webinar host, Liam O’Meara, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sponge, said:

Liam O'Meara, Head of Sales & Marketing, Sponge

“With so much hype about data hackers, it’s easy to lose sight of the risks closer to home. Your employees are critical to corporate cyber safety. Weak or stolen passwords are behind 63% of data breaches, but reminding employees to change their passwords regularly is not enough. During the webinar, we’ll be explaining how we use techniques like gamification and storytelling to reinforce knowledge and change behaviour.”

People attending the webinar will learn about:

  • The top cyber security threats and new risks
  • Using gamification to motivate employees to act
  • Making digital learning relevant with real life examples
  • Learning through safe practice using video scenarios

Cyber security expert, Mike Dieroff, Managing Director at BlueScreenIT will be joining the webinar to outline the latest cyber security trends. He said:

Mike Dieroff, BlueScreenIT“With the ever expanding Internet of Things, the attack surface for companies and their employees is becoming ever broader. New internet-connected devices are being released daily, many with weak or non-existent security, allowing the hacker to enter a corporate network and remain undetected for several days. Clearly cyber education is an important defence and organisations are advised to focus on prevention and detection in order to limit attacks.”

Sponge is the current gold winner of Outstanding Learning Organisation of the Year and the 2014 gold winner of Elearning Development Company of the Year at the Learning Technologies Awards.

Webinar registration is free and available via

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Jason Plunkett, Senior Solutions Advisor, Sponge

Working with large, global organisations, Jason advises on appropriate learning technologies that match specific needs and challenges.

He specialises in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector as well as cyber security and data protection issues.

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