Fortinet offering region training in cyber security
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Fortinet has announced the availability of its security awareness and training service for companies in the region to further protect their security posture by advancing their employees' cybersecurity skill sets and knowledge.

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet, announced the training programme. "Fortinet is committed to keeping organisations secure through our industry-leading technology and award-winning training and certifications curriculum. Designed by the Fortinet Training Institute, today we're introducing the new security awareness and training service, offering any organisation the ability to further protect their critical digital assets from cyber threats by building employee cybersecurity awareness. This service uniquely is informed by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence so that employees are learning and keeping up with the latest evolving cyberattack methods."

A Fortinet survey found that 73 per cent of organisations had at least one intrusion or breach partially attributed to a gap in cybersecurity skills. This new service benefits any company seeking to reduce threats through employee cybersecurity awareness and training by providing:

The service designed by the Fortinet Training Institute provides cybersecurity certification and training through its various programmes. The new service will help organisations educate users globally on the importance of vigilance against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and how to recognise and avoid falling victim to cyberattacks.

Fortinet has designed its new service to address security, IT and compliance leaders' growing concerns around threats and their workforce maintaining proper cyber hygiene. The Fortinet Security Awareness and Training service reduces the likelihood of a breach caused by an employee falling for a phishing e-mail, clicking on a malicious link or becoming the victim of a social engineering attempt. The service helps leaders satisfy regulatory or industry compliance training requirements for compliance-sensitive organisations.

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