Here's a detailed outline of the topics, including interactive games for your 3-hour cybersecurity training session:
Introduction to Cybersecurity (20 minutes)
- Briefly explain the importance of cybersecurity for small businesses.
- Share recent statistics on cyber attacks targeting small businesses.
- Discuss the potential consequences of a cyber attack (financial loss, reputation damage, loss of customer trust, etc.).
Common Cyber Threats for Small Businesses (35 minutes)
- Phishing attacks
- Malware (viruses, worms, Trojans)
- Insider threats
- Unsecured Wi-Fi networks
- Weak passwords
Phishing Awareness and Prevention (30 minutes)
- Define phishing and how it works.
- Show examples of phishing emails, including signs to look out for.
- Explain the potential consequences of falling for a phishing attack.
- Share best practices for detecting and preventing phishing attacks (hovering over links, checking sender's email address, using email filters, reporting suspicious emails, etc.).
Password Security Best Practices (30 minutes)
- Explain the importance of strong, unique passwords.
- Discuss common password mistakes (using personal information, reusing passwords, etc.).
- Share best practices for creating strong passwords (length, complexity, use of passphrases, etc.).
- Introduce password managers and two-factor authentication (2FA) as additional layers of security.
Ransomware Awareness and Protection (25 minutes)
- Define ransomware and how it works.
- Explain the potential consequences of a ransomware attack.
- Share best practices for preventing ransomware attacks (regular backups, keeping software up-to-date, avoiding suspicious links and attachments, etc.).
Implementing Basic Cybersecurity Measures (35 minutes)
- Discuss the importance of employee awareness and training.
- Share tips for securing Wi-Fi networks (strong encryption, changing default passwords, etc.).
- Explain the need for regular software updates and patch management.
- Emphasize the importance of a well-defined incident response plan.
Interactive Games (20-30 minutes)
- Phishing email quiz: Present several real and fake emails on a screen and ask participants to identify which ones are phishing attempts.
- Password strength test: Divide participants into teams and ask each team to create a strong password. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each password and award points based on complexity, length, and uniqueness.
- Cybersecurity jeopardy: Create a jeopardy-style game with categories such as "Phishing," "Ransomware," "Password Security," and "Best Practices." Participants can work in teams to answer questions and earn points.
Q&A Session and Closing Remarks (20 minutes)
- Encourage participants to ask questions or share their experiences with cybersecurity.
- Summarize key takeaways and encourage attendees to implement the best practices discussed.
- Provide contact information for follow-up questions or additional support.
Ensure your presentation is visually appealing and easy to follow, using images, videos, and real-world examples to keep your audience engaged. Good luck with your training session!