Cyber Stars Initiative continues to grow as a global leader
Since its development by Intqual-pro in 2016, the Cyber Stars Initiative has continuously held itself as a global leader in raising cyber security awareness and minimising the cyber threat presented to organisations worldwide.
The programme, now successfully delivered in over 30 countries, including, China, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and others throughout the Far East in May 2019, has continued to highlight the true global nature of cyber crime.
Although most organisations have competent cyber security staff in place, the question still remains as to why we continue to struggle with cyber threats? While the answer is complex, there is a range of clear considerations.
Intqual-pro explains that we have developed a culture in which responsibility for cyber security has been limited to those working in I.T. roles and a significant lack of both understanding and acceptance of responsibility throughout the wider workforce, has left a range of vulnerabilities that malicious actors can exploit.
With the cyber skills gap increasing, research indicating that as few as 10% of cyber attacks are a result of inadequate infrastructure and the average cost to a large business now in excess of $1 million, organisations worldwide are beginning to realise the importance of educating staff across the workplace and removing the risk of general human error.
As the only cyber security awareness programme with an official UK Government regulated qualification attached, the Cyber Stars Initiative is a clear choice to raise awareness.
Intqual-pro comments further on the awareness programme:
“The Cyber Stars Initiative is far more than just a training course, or even a qualification. Unlike other traditional awareness programmes that often lead to skill-fade the second an individual completes the course, Cyber Stars provides a sustainable and effective awareness solution to the ever-evolving cyber security landscape.
Few courses, if any, have a robust metric for testing understanding and competence. The Cyber Stars scheme was specifically designed with a focus on educational psychology, ensuring personal engagement and acceptance of responsibility.”