Raising email security awareness through gamification


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October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an excellent opportunity to invest in a modern approach to email security awareness.  Most companies and organizations conduct security awareness training annually, during onboarding, and after an adverse event.  The effectiveness of periodic training varies greatly and depends on organizational culture and structure, leading to unexpected or undesired results. 
Organizations should seek to modernize their awareness training and adopt a creative approach to training that addresses these challenges.  Gamification is a modern approach that personalizes awareness training by adding creativity to an otherwise mundane activity.  One way to think of gamification is by adding game principles, game dynamics, or game logic to a task to encourage participation. 
By turning learning into a more interactive and fun activity, users and employees are motivated to participate, leading to better-sustained outcomes.  Applying gamification to email security training…

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