Logically Speaking October 2022: Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 31, 2022
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The Rise of Cybersecurity Insurance and CyberSAFE Training

by Jon O'Keefe, Technology Education Jedi

Jon O'Keefe, Technology Education Jedi
Jon O'Keefe
Technology Education

In the next five years, every organization will be training their non-IT employees in basic cyber resiliency and awareness. There are three factors driving organizations towards this:

  1. The rise of cyber insurance
  2. Increasing compliance mandates
  3. The evolving threat landscape

Cyber insurance is growing due to the complex nature of remediating cyber-attacks. According to IBM, the average cost of remediating a breach is 1.7 million USD. These costs are leading organizations to invest in cyber insurance. According to Fortune Business Insights™, Cybersecurity Insurance market size in the United States is expected to rise to 36.85 billion dollars by 2028. That is a growth rate of over 25% year over year.

Cyber insurance companies have started including end-user, cyber resiliency and awareness training requirements into their contracts. For some organizations, being able to demonstrate training will lead to lower premiums, and for others, it will be required before they can submit a claim for a data breach. When you have large amounts of money on the table, organizations will be queuing up to get whatever training that will help them to be in compliance with their insurance policies.

Speaking of compliance, global regulations address the need to train end users in basic cyber resiliency and awareness. There are many local and country-wide regulations that speak to this, such as CMMC and GDPR. Inside of the Defense Industrial Base, NIST 800-171 3.2.1 calls specifically for end-user training on a variety of cybersecurity topics in order to be compliant. New York State also requires all state employees to demonstrate basic cyber awareness on an annual basis. This is becoming more commonplace as the threat landscape evolves to focus more on end users than IT systems.

This brings us to point number 3, the evolving threat landscape. In the past ten years, we’ve seen a rise of social engineering and other types of attacks that specifically target the end user. According to Tech Radar, 90% of all cyber breaches are caused by end-user error. Organizations are suffering breaches because an end user is clicking on an email link or downloading an attachment, or because they are being socially engineered through a variety of sophisticated, and sometimes not so sophisticated, attacks. The end user is now the attack vector by which bad actors are taking advantage of.

All of this leads to the rise of compliance and end-user awareness/resiliency training for your customers. They will be looking for assistance in delivering specific and organization-wide training that is quick, easy for the end user to understand, and has reporting metrics for meeting compliance mandates.

Thankfully, Logical Operations and CertNexus have the solution your customers are looking for. CyberSAFE can address the three points above and is simple to deliver in both an ILT and eLearning format. If any of your customers have expressed concerns about the above topics, you now have access to the solution for them. Contact sales@logicaloperations.com to learn more!


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CMMC: Have It Your Way

by Jon O'Keefe, Technology Education Jedi

Jon O'Keefe, Technology Education Jedi
Jon O'Keefe
Technology Education

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is going to drastically change the way over 350,000 organizations bid on Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. These organizations, commonly referred to as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), make up the DoD supply chain along with millions of subcontractors who work underneath them.

The training opportunity is huge, as organizations will need both team members who have achieved certifications in CMMC, as well as team members who have sufficient training in all things related to CMMC.

There are two avenues to participate in CMMC training:

  1. Become an Authorized Licensed Training Provider (LTP) through The Cyber AB and offer authorized training on CMMC that leads to specific certifications.

  2. Utilize our CMMC CCP Boot Camp courseware for training when individuals or organizations are seeking CMMC knowledge but DO NOT NEED the CMMC certifications.

Logical Operations is a Licensed Partner Publisher (LPP) inside of the CMMC ecosystem and can help you with either pathway. We have both CMMC Authorized Training Materials for existing and new LTPs inside of the CMMC ecosystem, as well as the CMMC CCP Boot Camp for organizations who want to offer the training to clients who do not need/want the CMMC certification.

Depending on your typical audience, either path might be great for you whether you service or are planning on offering training to the following groups of people:

  • Employees of the Defense Industrial Base (Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity Professionals, Regulatory Compliance Officers, Legal and Contract Compliance Professionals, and Management Professionals)
  • Cybersecurity and Technology Consultants
  • Federal Employees
  • Candidate CMMC Assessment Team Members

With so many needing some form of training on this topic, this remains one of the largest opportunities globally for training in the next few years.

Whether you want to do certification training or knowledge training, Logical Operations can guide you in the right direction. Contact sales@logicaloperations.com with any questions, and we will get you set up with everything you need!




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