Chances are your employees learn in at least one of three ways – through seeing (visual), hearing (auditory) or doing (kinesthetic). A very effective way to reach all types of learners is through gamification.
This type of activity is one of the most effective methods to teach employees how to think critically (and remember what they learned), especially when it comes to seemingly complex topics like cybersecurity.
However, gamification by itself is not the silver bullet.
The game’s content has to be relevant and help the team understand how it relates to their job. In addition, employees need to walk away knowing the critical and positive impact they can have when making the right decisions in real life. If done correctly, gamification can be an invaluable weapon in your arsenal to change workforce behaviors ̶ especially impacting those who are numb to traditional training and are still causing incidents .We feel that gamification will nudge the unengaged into fully engaged employees, resulting in increased cyber safety for everyone.
For the month of October, Elevate Security is giving away our first of its kind game “Hacker’s Mind” so teams everywhere can learn to think like hackers. Think of it as gamified threat-modeling where every employee is given the skills and opportunity to create the cyberattack they to which they would be most vulnerable. You can learn more about the game here.
We hope you enjoy the game!
Masha Sedova, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Elevate Security