ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitec Interactive, a developer of award-winning eLearning, simulations, and gamified learning experiences announces the release of NetDefense Pro ® -a unique cybersecurity product for small to medium businesses.
Every day, cyber criminals release new malware, phishing scams or viruses. And according to Travelers Insurance, 62% of cyberattacks are targeted at small and medium sized companies. A company's financial data, customer information, and employee files are all vulnerable to theft, and virus protection isn't enough. That's because a company's biggest cybersecurity risk is their employees. In fact, Experian reports that 80% of all cyberattacks are caused by employees who fall victim to cyber criminal's clever tricks. Now companies can avoid costly lawsuits from data breaches, and fight back with Digitec Interactive's new cyber security training program NetDefense Pro ®.
NetDefense Pro ® is an online subscription-based service that trains employees to recognize and prevent the most common types of phishing, ransomware, and botnets. It helps them learn to prevent malware infections that may threaten network security. Employees will learn how hackers can use social engineering to trick them into giving away potentially sensitive information such as passwords that would compromise data protection. Employees will also learn how to avoid cyberattacks on their mobile devices, cloud services and email.
The monthly subscription includes ongoing targeted training, as well. Employees are alerted whenever attacks are detected that would affect their systems and applications. They are also tested on these alerts. NetDefense Pro even sends phishing attack simulation to employees to see if they fall for an attack. Employees earn points for spotting phishing attacks and for completing learning milestones, so they are motivated to keep protected. The points can be redeemed for e-gift cards from a catalog that includes Amazon, Starbucks, Target, and many more.
"Instead of being your biggest cybersecurity vulnerability, your employees should be your front line defense," said company president Jack McGrath. "With new types of attacks launched every day, anti-virus software is not enough to protect businesses. We believe NetDefense Pro's gamified approach offers the most comprehensive cybersecurity training solution for small to medium business available today. By motivating employees to succeed in meeting cybersecurity objectives, businesses will win the war against cyberattacks."
ABOUT DIGITEC INTERACTIVE
Digitec Interactive is an eLearning and learning management system provider, developing educational products for corporate, association, academic, medical and non-profit clients. It is best known for its signature learning management system, Knowledge Direct. Digitec has delivered courses for more than 600,000 annual users. Additionally, Digitec has created custom learning experiences for many Fortune 500 companies including Disney, P&G, Symantec, Cisco Systems, Yum Brands, Genentech and Hilton Worldwide.
Learn more at http://www.netdefensepro.com/
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