LR cyber training to tackle human factor

Per Lloyd’s Register , more than 90% of all successful cyber attacks occur due to human error.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched a cyber awareness training to its customers to boost cyber resilience.

Developed in partnership with cyber security training company AXELOS RESILIA Frontline, LR said the awareness training is engaging and “an effective solution to the ‘human factor’”. The training addresses the need for employees to change and adapt their behaviours to strengthen a company’s resilience to growing threat of cyber attack.

LR said that more than 90% of all successful cyber attacks occur due to human error.

JP Cavanna, group head of cyber security business development at LR said, “Cyber attackers target people not systems. Any organisations’ ability to mitigate and better manage their cyber risks must include ‘effective’ awareness training as part of a coherent risk strategy that includes technical control management, threat assessment and vulnerability management, incident response and strong governance, risk and compliance.”

The training has been developed in a conscious effort to improve upon other kinds of “tick-box” training that companies employ that has little real impact on people’s behaviours.

LR’s cyber security product manager Elisa Cassi added, “In the marine industry there is not enough being done to address cyber awareness training and digital skills for seafarers and other staff. You could deploy technologies, a firewall, an intrusion prevention system to prevent a breach from happening, but what you cannot do is prevent people who are not trained opening the door to the attacker.”