How can Cyber Security Training happen in The Metaverse?

Rrahul Sethi
November 24, 2023
5 min read
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Hey folks,

In a recent study, 80% of organisations said that security awareness training had reduced their staffs' susceptibility to phishing attacks.

Evidently, just investing in high-tech won’t cut it to keep cyber attacks at bay. We also need to train our employees to be prolific in dealing with such incidents whilst avoiding them altogether.

We’re elated to bring you this week’s edition of Metaverse911™ Weekly Dose, where we will discuss how organizations can elevate their Cyber Security Training with The Metaverse, how employee engagement and retention can be maximised leading to exceptional results

First of all, we extend heartfelt gratitude to our audience for attending our #linkedinlive. Your support means motivates us to bring top Metaverse Solutions every week and discuss them with Industry Experts.

Our event “Cyber Security Training In Metaverse: Employee Training Solutions’ featured esteemed thought leaders as our panelists to bestow us with their knowledge:

  • Utsav Mathur, Founder & CEO, GMetriXR
  • Col. (DR.) Inderjeet Singh, Chief Cyber Officer, Vara
  • Vikas Dua, HR Head, Weber Shandwick

In case you missed the event, click here:

But first, Why is Cyber Security Training crucial?

In the upcoming five years we will be witnessing a 15% increase in cybercrime costs, reaching 10.5 trillion by 2025.

A report by IBM states that In 2021, the average time it took to identify a data breach was 212 days. In 2021, the average organization took 286 days to identify and contain a breach.

This is an egregious amount of time and money to be spent on something that can be averted with proper #cybersecurity training for employees.

Here is how Cyber Security Training can help you and your workforce:

Protection against cyber threats: Cybersecurity training equips individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills required to defend against a wide range of cyber threats, including malware, phishing, ransomware, data breaches, and other malicious activities. It helps identify vulnerabilities and implement security measures to mitigate risks.

Data protection: Data is a valuable asset, and protecting it is of paramount importance. Cybersecurity training helps individuals understand how to safeguard sensitive and confidential data, reducing the risk of data breaches and leaks.

Employee awareness: 95% of cybersecurity breaches are attributed to human error such as clicking on malicious links or falling for phishing scams. Cybersecurity training enhances employee awareness, helping them recognize and avoid common pitfalls and threats.

Why host Employee Training in The Metaverse?

Realistic Simulations: The Metaverse can provide realistic simulations of cyber threats and attacks, allowing employees to experience and respond to real-world scenarios. This hands-on approach helps them develop practical skills and make better decisions when facing actual threats.

Gamification: Gamification elements, such as leaderboards, achievements, and rewards, can be integrated into metaverse-based training to make the learning experience more enjoyable and motivating.

Immersive Learning: The Metaverse offers an immersive learning environment, making training sessions engaging, enhancing the retention of knowledge, and promoting effective training.

Remote Accessibility: The metaverse allows employees to participate in training sessions from anywhere in the world. This is particularly useful for geographically dispersed teams or remote workers, ensuring that everyone has access to the same training opportunities.

Collaboration and Social Learning: Employees can collaborate with each other within The Metaverse, which promotes social learning and knowledge sharing. They can work together to solve problems, share insights, and learn from one another.

Cost Efficiency: Traditional in-person training can be costly in terms of travel, venue rentals, and printed materials. Hosting training in The Metaverse reduces these costs and can be a more cost-effective option.

Scalability: The Metaverse allows organizations to scale their training efforts rapidly. You can easily accommodate a growing number of participants without logistical constraints.

Tracking and Analytics: The Metaverse offers tools for tracking and analyzing employee performance during training sessions. This data can help organizations identify areas where additional training or improvement is needed.

How does an employee get trained in The Metaverse?

Click below to find what the cybersecurity training Metaverse space looks like:

Once an employee enters the Cyber Security Training room in Metaverse, they are welcomed by AI-based Avatars. Employees can interact with these AI Avatars and understand more about the privacy policies.

User-Friendly Interface: With a well designed interface, it is easy on the eyes and easy to navigate. This cyberspace is user-friendly to ensure a seamless experience for all users.

Personalization: Tailored to your preferences, this cyberspace provides personalised content for organisations' cybersecurity trainings.

Gamification: With the use of leaderboards, reward systems, weekly challenges etc, the GmetriXR Cyberspace has gamified training to motivate employees to perform better and engage further.

ROI of hosting training sessions in Metaverse rather than Traditional Methods

A survey by PwC in 2022 states that VR-trained employees had four times higher confidence, 3.75 times higher retention rate, and completed training four times faster than traditional methods. It reinforces the effectiveness of immersive training in improving learning outcomes.

It also found that VR training increases retention four times faster than traditional methods, and allows employees to hone soft skills like leadership, teamwork, and empathy more efficiently.

People tend to forget 70% of training content within 24 hours and after a month they’ve only retained 10% of the content. Immersive training is far more engaging which could be beneficial for a business’s training ROI.

In today’s day and age, Cyber Security is of utmost importance not just because of the organisation's safety but also the safety of the public in general. In order to make sure your data remains protected, Cyber Security can come in handy. Educating the employees regarding the threats can avert any threats approaching in the future.

GMetriXR ’s Cyber Security Training Solutions, allows you to play around with the gamified version of training while also retaining most of it. This equips our employees to be vigilant and skilled at dealing with any issues coming in the future.

I’m convinced – Where do I begin?

If you want to explore more about Employee Training in The Metaverse, make sure to connect with Rrahul Sethi {rrahul.eth}, Metaverse expert and founder, Metaverse 911 and we’ll get you in touch with the right teams!

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