Building a Better Tomorrow While Staying Cybersafe with Security Awareness Training
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii stays cybersecure by empowering employees with TPx’s Security Awareness Training.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii (BCGH) wanted to reduce the threat of cyberattacks, protect donor data, and prevent employees from clicking unsafe links.
Headquartered in Honolulu, HI
83% of BGCH youth come from low to very low-income families.
BCGH wanted to reduce the threat of cyberattacks, protect donor data, and prevent employees from clicking unsafe links.
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii
“Each month, our metrics continue to improve and our hit rates are consistently going lower and lower. Our employees are now able to spot phishing emails and handle them appropriately, which is a great result.”
Natprapa Panyarat, IT Analyst
Nonprofits are popular targets of cybercriminals due to their large database consisting of personal, account, and payment information of donors and board members. Because nonprofits invest most of their donations toward mission-critical activities, it can be a challenge to find the funding necessary to secure their network. This leaves them vulnerable to attack.
Since most breaches are caused by human error, Natprapa Panyarat, IT Analyst for BGCH, knew the best way to keep BGCH safe from cyberattacks was to implement a program for employee cybersecurity education. He wanted to empower employees to be a part of the solution by preventing the problem
Panyarat needed a good cybersecurity training program that not only educated fulltime and seasonal employees but was also affordable. Since he was the only IT professional for all 6 BGCH locations, he also prioritized a partnership that would handle the heavy lifting of a security training program. Following a recommendation of the BGCH CEO, Panyarat decided to give TPx’s Security Awareness Training Program a chance.
“We considered working with a few different options, but ultimately we chose TPx because they were very responsive, and their services were significantly more affordable than other IT consulting companies,” said Panyarat.
TPx’s Security Training Program is implemented and fully managed by TPx, which allows Panyarat to focus on his other job duties and still make cybersecurity training a focus.
Each month, BGCH employees receive links to training modules. Each module is a prerecorded 4-5-minute-long video with a test at the end ensuring they have a firm grasp on the topic. These modules are designed to help employees retain information by providing engaging and relevant content in short bursts that ultimately leads to changed behavior.
TPx then tests employees by sporadically sending realistic, simulated phishing emails that gives them a chance to implement their cybersecurity training. This combination trains employees how to spot real phishing emails and appropriately handle them, protecting BGCH from future cybersecurity threats.
After the implementation of TPx’s Security Awareness Training program, Panyarat has noticed an improvement in BGCH’s overall security posture. “Each month, our metrics continue to improve and our hit rates are consistently going lower and lower. Our employees are now able to spot phishing emails and handle them appropriately, which is a great result. They’ve also responded positively to the length and content of the videos.”
Now that BGCH employees know how prevent cyberattacks and safeguard important data, they can focus their attention on what matters most: helping kids reach their full potential.