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Ataata: Mimecasts new Cybersecurity awareness training program

Kat McDevitt - Monday, November 26, 2018

Humans, they can be your strongest line of cybersecurity deference or your weakest. Having cyber-aware employees is up to you. Unfortunately, security training is an industry problem. Only 11% of global IT organisations continuously train employees to spot cyber attacks and 52% admit to only doing training only quarterly or once a year.  Yet 61% of organisations have been hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one user to another via email. 

Human error is involved in 95% of all security breaches. But humans are maddeningly careless and resistant to change. Employees’ casual mistakes lead to disaster all the time — and cost people their jobs. To change security culture effectively, employees have to know what to do, care enough to improve, and then do what’s right when it matters.

This year, Mimecast acquired Ataata laying the groundwork for the most effective cybersecurity awareness training program imaginable. Developed by top leadership from the U.S. military, law enforcement and the intelligence community, Ataata is a security awareness training and cyber risk management platform that helps you combat information security breaches caused by employee mistakes. Ataata combines effective, modern training techniques with predictive analytics to solve for your company's vulnerability to human error. From ransomware and phishing to unattended laptops and CEO fraud, the threats are many and they are real. There are plenty of bad actors ready to take advantage of your employees’ mistakes and even when mistakes are not being engineered and leveraged by malicious outsiders, poor cyber habits can lead to difficult and costly situations for you and your team. Ataata helps you mitigate cyber risk stemming from the simple mistakes your employees are making every day.

Cyber Security Training Topics Made Fun. Delivered Fast. Proven Effective.

Ataata's modules use fun to evade employees’ psychological defences against security awareness training and Ataata goes beyond facts, showing people why they need to care, helping you achieve GDPR compliance by quickly educating employees on these crucial new data privacy rules.

Every Ataata cybersecurity training module helps your employees understand how people make catastrophic security mistakes and what the consequences are for them, their friends and their family. The modules are fun and entertaining despite the serious nature of the topic - and the learning just happens.

Scoring Employee Risk - Cyber Risk Management 

While employees becoming security-aware, Ataata captures data and transform it into insights for managing risk. Ataata's unique risk scoring and analysis help drive future training, building a virtuous cycle of improvement.
Ataata's fully GDPR-compliant solution links cleanly with other systems, so you can use Ataata's security awareness training data to manage risk via your SIEM or UEBA, and even integrate it into employee evals. Through Ataata's intuitive, simple dashboard, you can fix problems, track progress, and show the C-Suite exactly how you’re making the business safer.

If you would like to find out more about Mimecast Ataata, Contact


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