TORONTO, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strong cyber security is often associated with anti-virus protection and expensive security technology. But the weakest link is not software or hardware, it's human beings. Recent evidence shows that employee behaviour—be it clicking on a malicious link, or poor password safety—is responsible for more than two-thirds of cyber-attacks.

Research also shows that security threats can be reduced significantly by providing the right cyber awareness training to employees. BOXX Insurance has taken the lead to provide its Cyberboxx™ members and their employees with leading-edge cyber awareness training through BOXX Academy. Built in an exclusive partnership with Hiscox, a Lloyd’s of London underwriter, the Academy is designed for small to mid-sized businesses.

“The ability to identify a potential cyber threat is one of the most underrated components of cyber risk management. Regulators, professional bodies, and boards of directors are waking up to this fact. However, the reality is that most smaller businesses don’t have the resources or time to set up training and follow through,” says Vishal Kundi, BOXX’s Co-Founder and CEO, "BOXX Academy is designed with the needs of smaller businesses in mind, allowing for tailored employee training that enables businesses to better protect themselves against the rise of cyber threats.”

For a limited time only, BOXX Academy is available exclusively to all Cyberboxx™ members.

Tailored and Continuous Learning

The BOXX Academy combines videos and interactive material, as well as refresher modules, to help keep cyber security front of mind. Understanding that employees have limited time, training is spread across nine weeks and training modules can be accessed at regular intervals.

Each BOXX Academy training module also features diagnostic assessments to test existing knowledge and ensure that training is tailored to employees’ specific knowledge gaps. Every module finishes with a test and cannot be passed until the assessment has been successful.

Staying Cyber Compliant

Regulatory change is another key consideration when it comes to cyber awareness training. Luckily, BOXX Academy is designed with your business’s regulatory compliance in mind.

BOXX Academy training covers topics such as phishing, social engineering, password safety, device protection, and social media use. The training platform is also accredited by the UK's intelligence agency responsible for cybersecurity, the GCHQ, and is offered in multiple languages, including French and Spanish.

About BOXX Insurance Inc.

BOXX Insurance Inc. is a new type of insurance company for a new type of risk. We work closely with the most respected insurance and technology partners to provide solutions that help small business clients manage their total risk exposure – starting with cyber risk.

Our flagship product, Cyberboxx™, is the first fully-integrated cybersecurity and insurance solution for small-to-medium-sized businesses. With Cyberboxx™, businesses can stay ahead of cyber threats, respond to attacks, and re-secure their business faster and more cost-effectively.

To learn more, please talk to your local insurance broker or visit us at www.boxxinsurance.com.

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