Block a hacker and win a gift certificate for a nice dinner out on the town? Absolutely! That’s just one example of how companies are bolstering their electronic defenses by using gamification to engage employees around cybersecurity training.

Studies show that 90% of data breaches are caused by human error, such as an employee opening an email or downloading a document that looks pretty legit but actually contains malware. As a result, end-user employee training has come under sharp focus as companies work to combat the ongoing epidemic of cybercrime, with the estimated annual cost of losses and damage projected to hit $6 trillion ( as per Cybersecurity Ventures) by 2021.

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