Introduction: Why security awareness?
A secure organization must be built on a strong culture of security that starts with an aware end user. An effective organizational security awareness program requires that members of staff receive a foundational education in the material, with it being taught to them plainly and clearly. It involves the use of a variety of tools that will communicate and reinforce concepts while giving a measurable value, such as key performance indicators (KPIs), that periodically track and show the company’s progress in achieving its strategic and operational goals.
There are many ways to help employees acquire as much cybersecurity knowledge as possible. A combination of formal classroom training, online courses, directives and tip-of-the-day emails are normally used in organizations (especially larger ones) to involve the workforce.
Infosec’s options to boost cyber-awareness
Infosec (formerly InfoSec Institute) is a leading provider of information security education and workforce security awareness solutions for businesses of all sizes. It offers free tools (see Resource Center) to help boost the effectiveness of your security awareness program. And Infosec IQ by Infosec personalizes the awareness training experience based on employees’ roles and security aptitudes. This fully automated SaaS solution delivers training according to the program design and individual employee training performance, as well as their involvement in events blocked by protection software.
In addition to effective training tools, however, Infosec also provides another great security awareness option: podcasts that focus on specific topics and that can be accessed by employees (both end users and IT personnel involved in security) whenever they like. These sessions are clear, concise and to the point enough to be appealing to even the least technical personnel. Each week on Cyber Work (formerly Cyber Speak with Infosec), IT and security practitioners share their insights into new topics, including (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Daniel Brecht. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/7eJGBox-VMo/