The Cost of Doing Security Awareness In House
October 10, 2023
In this post, we will answer the question "what is the cost of doing security awareness in house?" The post is based on the cost for a 100 person company.
Where cyber threats are increasing at an alarming rate, security awareness training is a critical part of any organization's overall security strategy. Companies can choose to do security awareness training in-house or hire a third-party vendor. In this post, we will take a closer look at the cost of doing security awareness in-house.
Caveat: In this post, we used conservative numbers.
For a 100 person startup, it takes about 10 hours for the security team to create the content for security awareness training. It can take considerably more time if security needs to work with privacy compliance, HR, or engineering on this training. This time is based on creating general security awareness training, not training tailored to role or group.
It takes about HR 30 minutes to train each employee and ensure the training completion is tracked in a spreadsheet or some other document. The time is based on a mix of assigning, explaining, reminding, and then closing the loop to track evidence. This is a total of 250 hours of work each year.
At a cost of $50 per hour, this costs a company $13,000 each year or about $100 for each employee each year (or $8.33/employee/month). And this assumes basic annual training, not ongoing engagement throughout the year and not group or role specific training. This is the cost to check the box on security awareness training.
Haekka provides comprehensive security awareness training in Slack at a fraction of the cost of doing it in-house. Haekka offers fresh, relevant content for modern work, automated assignment, a massive training catalog, and real-time evidence. Haekka's training platform costs only $15-$30 per employee per year, which is 3-7x less than the cost of doing it in-house.
Security awareness training is a critical part of any organization's overall security strategy. While doing it in-house may seem like a good option, it can be costly and time-consuming. Haekka provides a cost-effective solution that delivers comprehensive security awareness training to employees. By choosing Haekka, companies save money and time while ensuring their employees are well-equipped to handle any security threats that come their way. In addition to saving money and ensuring focus, your employees, managers, and auditors will thank you.
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