As cyber criminals keep innovating, coming up with new and more damaging attacks every year, it’s crucial for organizations worldwide to train their staff to recognize these threats.

According to a study by Mastercard, a staggering 95% of data breaches are due to human error. This statistic highlights the critical importance of training employees on modern cyber threats.

Maintaining employee engagement during cyber security training can be a struggle, no matter how important the subject is. Having an interactive and immersive platform makes a world of difference in achieving training completion and knowledge retention.

This article will illustrate why modern design is essential in cyber security awareness training and explain a few elements that must be present in any cutting-edge platform.

Why Design Matters in Learning

Instructional design is intimately tied to learning efficiency. Good lesson design allows companies to break down complex concepts into easily digestible pieces. Changing question types, adding quizzes, producing videos, and other gamification elements keep employees engaged during training.

Selection of a cyber security training solution is only the first step in a long process toward full employee awareness.

The next step is the true challenge: keeping your employees engaged in the process. If the courses appear dated or aren’t intuitive, users will get frustrated and lose interest.

Relevance in a Rapidly Changing Digital Environment

Cyber threats can dramatically change from one quarter to the next. For that reason, cyber security training must be regularly updated to remain relevant and provide the best protection possible.

A monolithic cyber security awareness solution might not give you the results you need. The types of training must be flexible to be successful, and modules must be amended to match current cyber threats while allowing users to relate to the content by adapting it to their specific situation.

Adaptable Learning for Today’s Diverse Workforce

Modern training accommodates various employees from different cultures and ways of life, which may affect their learning styles. Disabilities can also affect the way people learn and must be taken into account when selecting a training platform.

In certain industries, the challenge can be to adapt courses to the different roles in the company. For example, a machinist and an engineer will receive different cyber security training, even though those roles often work side by side.

Cyber security training platforms must be highly customizable to meet the needs of the modern workplace. This adaptability can mean several different things, from different learning paths and content types all the way to full WCAG 2.1 compliance.

Mobile Responsiveness: Learning On-The-Go

It’s no secret that workplaces have dramatically changed in recent years. Whether fully remote, hybrid, or in-office, making cyber security learning convenient for all your staff is crucial.

Ensuring learning is accessible at all times dramatically increases completion rates and allows users to complete it at a time that is convenient to them. One of the easiest ways to achieve that goal is to select a mobile responsive training platform.

Whether achieved via a responsive website or a fully-fledged smartphone app, allowing your workforce to do their training on the go is a crucial aspect of a modern cyber security awareness campaign.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

The updating process of your training platform can be helpful in your overall cyber security awareness campaign in several ways. Introducing new state-of-the-art learning tools to your staff can boost morale and signal cyber security’s importance through your investments.

It’s also essential to have your employees as involved as possible in the replacement or updating process of a learning tool. Conduct thorough surveys and feedback-gathering campaigns to understand what your new platform must focus on and the issues that need to be solved.

The Role of Design in Cyber Security Awareness

Adaptability is one of cyber security’s core principles. With constantly evolving threats, your training methods must keep pace to remain efficient protection methods.

That’s why we at Fortra’s Terranova Security have been hard at work enhancing our Security Awareness Platform, ensuring it’s adaptable, responsive, and packed with new features and content updates.

As a valued partner, we invite you to an exclusive look at these latest advancements in our Q4 Partner Democast on January 23, 2024, at 11 AM EST. Discover how these new enhancements can strengthen your security awareness training program.



Register now for our Q4 Partner Democast and see the future of security awareness training in action.