The Power of Storytelling for Cyber Security Awareness Training

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Stories are fundamental to the way people learn.

Yet they are not used enough in the training we provide our people. When it comes to effective cyber awareness training to develop and sustain resilient behaviours providing engaging and relevant stories is critical.

Why are stories so effective in making cyber awareness training effective?

  • Stories spark emotions making it easier for people to engage and remember what is being taught
  • They help us to make what seems complex or unrelated real to us. How many times have you said ‘that won’t happen to me’ before it does?
  • We can make better sense of what we need to do in the face of the growing cyber risks we face at home and in the workplace.

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‘A story will go where statistics, data and quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts. Data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act...'
Harvard Business Review1

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*Hamed Tosun, Kirsty Welch, Marshal Enright and Todd Coulson are all fictitious names used for the purpose of this fictitious story only. Any similarity to a real person is not intended nor should it be inferred.


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*All characters and company names used in these audio stories are fictitious used for the purpose of this fictitious story only. Any similarity to a real person or company is not intended nor should it be inferred.


So, how can my organization use stories for our cyber security awareness training programmes?

RESILIA™ Frontline is story based cyber awareness training for all your people:

  • A suite of 10 online learning modules that bring the full spectrum of cyber risks to life
  • Provides a combination of stories and scenarios in the home and workplace
  • Different training formats (eLearning, games, audio stories, videos, pdfs and real-life stories) to suit diverse learning styles
  • Your own bespoke stories written and available on request
  • Available on all devices and suitable for organizations of all sizes
  • GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) provider.

Want to see for yourself? Simply complete our form below to speak to one of the team or request a free live demo and discover how you can use stories to make your people your greatest defence against cyber-attacks!

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1 Monarth, H. (March 2014), ‘The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool’, Harvard Business Review.

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