Since human errors and mistakes are often to blame for many breaches, improving employee cybersecurity awareness should be at the forefront of all companies’ security training.
It is very difficult to keep the attention of employees focused on the importance of cybersecurity especially if they are non-technical. Lectures and PowerPoint presentations won’t be enough. The key is not to demonstrate examples of phishing attacks or types of malware, but to have your attention while making the whole exercise creative — that’s where gamification comes in.
It is proven that integrating game mechanics into the process of learning reap greater results, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. The game mechanics of (high) scores, levels, achievements, immediate feedback loops and time pressure act as memory retainers and fun way to implant cybersecurity thought process.