Woburn, MA – August 7, 2018 – Kaspersky Lab is collaborating with the Donau Chemie Group as the company’s trusted cybersecurity partner to close the gaps in cybersecurity knowledge and protect endpoint devices from the latest cyber threats through a combination of the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Awareness platform, Cybersecurity for IT Teams Online training, and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.
According to Kaspersky Lab’s recent “State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018” report, more than a quarter (27%) of industrial organizations claim to have experienced at least one cybersecurity incident over the last year because of employee errors or unintentional actions. The Donau Chemie Group, which supports brand owners and retail chains with the production of different chemical materials, recognizes the business risk of employee error and to improve protection, the company offers all employees cybersecurity education through the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Awareness Platform.
In the past, the Donau Chemie Group prioritized cybersecurity in business processes; however, with its IT infrastructure steadily growing in complexity, the company needed a cybersecurity educational offering for employees and an easy-to-manage, integrated cybersecurity platform to protect the organization throughout its expansion. The company’s priority was to measure the effectiveness of educating staff on cybersecurity, which had been a challenge previously with traditional offline platforms that did not motivate non-IT staff. With the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Awareness Platform, employees learn cybersecurity hygiene skills while the IT management team tracks learning progress in real-time.
The platform not only delivers knowledge, but also helps staff to develop new behavior patterns. After finishing each learning exercise block consisting of interactive education and simulation, users receive a bug report to learn from their mistakes. In addition, participant training sessions can be tailored according to the employee’s needs or job function, making the training more efficient and allowing for less time spent away from day-to-day workplace priorities.
“With the Kaspersky Cybersecurity Awareness Platform, I am sure that all employees at the Donau Chemie Group will get the skills they need to boost their cybersecurity hygiene levels,” Christian Lang, IT manager at the Donau Chemie Group. “As we already have a click rate of less than two percent in phishing tests, we can now think about implementing more sophisticated tests – to reach the next level of cybersecurity awareness and improve the skills of our staff.”
In addition, the Donau Chemie Group uses a newer offering, Cybersecurity for IT Teams Online training, designed specifically for IT managers, service desk specialists and developers. This training arms technical IT staff with practical skills on how to recognize a possible attack scenario in ostensibly benign PC incidents, respond to it, and when necessary, collect evidence for more in-depth investigations.
“With the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, IT specialists are expected to be cybersecurity savvy by default,” said Vyacheslav Borilin, security education program manager at Kaspersky Lab. “They must know how to be the first line of defense for their company, and effectively evade any kind of cyber threat they may meet at work. Kaspersky Lab, providing specific training programs for different groups of employees, is a trusted cybersecurity partner. It offers easy to configure security solutions, which can be chosen and set to suit the specific requirements of each business. The result is that everyone can feel confident about information security.”
Improving employees’ cybersecurity awareness is only one layer of defense for businesses to consider – organizations also need an integrated corporate, multi-layered cybersecurity platform. To ensure that IT infrastructure is protected against malware, ransomware, cryptominers and other threats, the Donau Chemie Group has also implemented Kaspersky Lab’s flagship corporate cybersecurity solution, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.