Fortinet Launches New Security Awareness and Training Service

Published On: May 8, 2022Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

Fortinet, a Sunnyvale, California-based cybersecurity company, has launched its new Security Awareness and Training service for companies seeking to advance their employees’ cybersecurity skillsets and knowledge.

A Fortinet survey found that 73 percent of organizations had at least one intrusion or breach that can be partially attributed to a gap in cybersecurity skills.

The service, which is designed by the Fortinet Training Institute, is aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines – NIST 800-50 and NIST 800-16 – providing training and awareness that is engaging and relevant on topics such as information security, data privacy, physical security, password protection and internet security. The coursework incorporates insights to further train employees on today’s threats, preventing them from falling victim to the latest potential cyberattacks.

“Fortinet is committed to keeping organizations secure through our industry-leading technology and award-winning training and certifications curriculum,” said John Maddison, CMO and EVP of Products. “This service uniquely is informed by Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence so that employees are learning and keeping up with the latest evolving cyberattack methods.”

Fortinet observed a ten-fold increase in ransomware attacks in 2021. Additionally, in the company’s global ransomware survey, 67% of organizations report suffering a ransomware attack.

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As threat sophistication only continues to rise, it is especially crucial that employees have a good understanding of cybersecurity best practices. With attack methods changing constantly, employees’ education and awareness of the threat landscape needs to be vigilantly maintained. This service is designed to reduce the likelihood of a breach caused by an employee falling for a phishing email, clicking on a malicious link or becoming the victim of a social engineering attempt.

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