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10 Reasons Why You NEED a Cyber Security Awareness Program

10 Reasons Why You NEED a Cyber Security Awareness Program

The greater the freedom technology brings, the greater the need for security awareness. Left unaware, a company's employees will always choose convenience over security and remain the easiest gateway for hackers to access company assets. 

Oh, ya. And according to a comprehensive survey conducted last year by GetApp, only 43% of employees receive regular cyber security training in the United States.

These figures provide a not-so-encouraging state of the union about cyber security in America. The truth is that there are still a large number of companies at high risk because of minimal adoption of basic cyber security awareness, prevention and security procedures. In an increasingly technological and digital world, awareness of cyber security is an imperative cultural priority.

TOP 10 Security Sources You Can Trust

To give you some context, we decided to list 10 facts you can bring to the Board to justify security awareness training.

1 - By 2020, the estimated number of passwords used by humans and machines worldwide will increase to 300 billion. (Cybersecurity Media)

2 - Hackers attack every 39 seconds, an average of 2,244 times a day. (University of Maryland) (University of Maryland) 

3- 48% of malicious email attachments are office files.  (Symantec)   

4 - 53% of companies had more than 1,000 confidential files open to all employees. (Varonis)

5 - The average cost of a malware attack on a company is $ 2.6 million. (Accenture)

6 - 82% of employers report a shortage of cybersecurity skills. (ISSA)

7 - Worldwide cybersecurity spending is expected to reach $ 133.7 billion in 2022.  (Gartner)

8 - Data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019.(RiskBased)

9 - The average life cycle of a breach was 314 days (from breach to confinement).(IBM)

10 - 83% of corporate workloads will move to the cloud by 2020.(Forbes)


About Living Security


At Living Security, we reduce the #1 cybersecurity risk for enterprises, human error, through engaging and impactful security awareness training that is brought to life by innovative tech enabled experiences.


Living Security co-founders, Ashley and Drew Rose, recognized that traditional security awareness programs were failing to move the needle and it was time for a fresh approach. Our immersive training experiences engage the enterprise using science backed techniques to motivate behavior change and refreshed content that is relevant for the current threat landscape.


We strive to build a company that you are proud to come to work for everyday, and a team of people that you are excited to work with everyday.

Immersive Cyber Escape Room

Our innovative Cybersecurity Escape Room experience builds security awareness concepts into an engaging team experience people actually enjoy.  Watch the video here.

Customized Cybersecurity Training At Scale

Online security awareness training platform leverages game based learning and a custom curriculum to make cybersecurity awareness training fun and effective.

Backed by Science a Built to Scale

Our science-based approach drives user engagement and reinforces positive security behaviors across the enterprise.

Hosted Platform or SCORM Delivery

Our gamified training platform allows program owners to assign users training and track through completion and beyond. Our interactive video series are broken in to episodes that cover critical security awareness concepts through story based learning and interactive puzzles. Customize your program through the addition of role and concept specific micro-modules and incentivize completion through leaderboard challenges and rewards and recognition. Series and modules are also available in your SCORM packages for delivery on your LMS.

Gamified Learning

Training experiences are brought to life through engaging storylines that people actually enjoy.

Brain is 68% more engaged when you are having fun.

Immersive Experience

Our approach focuses on experiential learning that motivates participants to get engaged with relevant security concepts.

Science Backed

Our proven techniques engage participants, increase retention rate and motivate behavior change.

16x Increase in retention from experiential learning

Tech Enabled

Our tech-enabled platform makes managing and scaling the experience easy, allowing you to extend the reach of your security team.

Smart Analytics

Insightful metrics provide program owners with deep understanding of human risk within their organization and provides the tools to make the right changes.

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