Avast launches free cybersecurity training quiz to help small businesses stay safe online

Katherine Little 26 Jul 2023

The new Avast Cybersecurity Basics Training Quiz provides training on Data Security, Identity Management, and Social Media Security

Did you know that 65% of adults in the US wish they know more about how to spot or avoid phishing scams*? Education and training are crucial components for SMBs to have a solid cybersecurity defense, especially for employees.  
Helping safeguard SMBs’ data, devices, and their people 

That’s why Avast just released a new Cybersecurity Training Quiz, available free for small businesses who want to train their employees about online threats. The quiz is currently available with three focus modules:  

Data Security

Identity Management

Social Media Security 

To take the free quiz, use the links above. This quiz is available to any individual or business but is specially targeted at small and medium sized businesses who want to provide training for all employees without additional investment. Individuals who complete the quiz will receive a confirmation of passing each module. 

Growing threats for businesses 

Online threats to businesses are ever-changing, making true online safety an ongoing journey. Zero-day vulnerabilities and ransomware extortion continue to be some of the most concerning threats to businesses – and are the most well-known – but data from Avast shows that phishing of employees is often the first mode of entry for malicious actors. According to Avast, scams and phishing attacks are a leading threat to SMBs. 

Raising awareness about the many threats to small businesses and educating customers on cybersecurity is a vital part of helping small businesses remain safe and protected,” said Massimo Rapparini, General Manager & Head of SMB at Gen. “We’re proud to use our extensive in-house knowledge to provide this type of training for free through the Avast Cybersecurity Training Quiz.”

Powerful, comprehensive solutions from Avast Business 

Avast Business provides enterprise-grade endpoint and network security solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as IT service providers, and delivers robust integrated security and privacy solutions to make it easy and affordable for businesses to protect complex and evolving network security layers. 

To protect against ever-evolving threats on businesses, Avast Business provides a wide array of products and services that are modular and can grow as companies grow. These include Avast Small Office Protection, Essential Business Security, Premium Business Security, Ultimate Business Security, and the Avast Business Hub. 

The Avast Cybersecurity Training Quiz and other free resources can be found on the Avast Business Resources page. 
About Avast 
Avast is a leader in digital security and privacy, and a brand of Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), a global company dedicated to powering Digital Freedom through a family of trusted consumer brands. Avast protects hundreds of millions of users from online threats with a threat detection network that is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, SE Labs and others. Avast is a member of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, No More Ransom and Internet Watch Foundation. Visit: www.avast.com. 

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