Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness Training

Information security awareness training teaches employees how to protect their organization's assets, data, and financial resources. By reducing the likelihood of incidents and security breaches, organizations can minimize their financial losses and maintain a more secure and resilient environment and minimize the risk of incidents. The training includes answers to the questions of what, how and why about the information security of its employees. Information security training must be comprehensive, tailored to specific groups and to the entire organization.

Information security training is a method by which organizations can inform employees of their roles and expectations related to their responsibilities while complying with information security requirements. In addition, the training provides guidance on the performance of certain security or risk management functions and provides information on security functions and information security incident management. Effective security awareness training helps employees understand proper cyber hygiene, the security risks associated with their actions, and identify cyber-attacks they may encounter via email and the web.

The information security awareness program is typically created for at least three types of audiences: management, staff, and technical employees. Each type of awareness training should be targeted to the individual audience to ensure that each group understands their specific responsibilities, liabilities, and expectations. Members of management would benefit most from brief but focused information security training.

Security awareness training topics:

Security is a broad discipline and as such there are many topics that can be covered in security awareness training. Topics that can be explored within a security awareness curriculum include:

  1. Corporate Security Policies
  2. The organization’s security program
  3. Regulatory compliance requirements for the organization
  4. Social engineering
  5. Business continuity
  6. Disaster recovery
  7. Emergency management, to include hazardous materials, biohazards, and so on
  8. Security Incident Management & response
  9. Data classification
  10. Information labeling and handling
  11. Personnel security and safety
  12. Physical security
  13. Appropriate computing resource use
  14. Proper care and handling of security credentials, such as passwords
  15. Risk Assessment
  16. Accidents, errors or omissions and consequences

The goal is for every employee to understand the importance of security for the company as a whole. Expected responsibilities and acceptable behavior should be made clear, and consequences for non-compliance, which can range from a warning to dismissal, should be explained before they are used. Information security training is conducted to change the behavior and attitude of employees towards security. This can best be achieved through a formalized security awareness training process. It is usually best to have each employee sign a document stating that they have heard and understood all information security topics discussed, and that they understand the consequences of non-compliance. This reinforces the importance of the policies to the employee and provides evidence if the employee claims they were never made aware of these expectations. Awareness training should be conducted during the hiring process and at least annually thereafter.

Why should you trust us and what makes ISCS different from other companies on the market?

Creating and delivering information security training is specific knowledge that requires years of industry experience. Our team of professionals knows the matter in detail and can therefore convey this practical knowledge in an easy and accessible language to every single member of the organization, be it an intern or an executive director. The principles and communication skills of the ISCS team are leading in the country and the benefits of delivering personalized training to your specific needs is what sets us apart in information security! Our trainings are characterized by proven results, practical orientation, achieving better compliance for the company after their completion, maximum commitment on the part of the participants.

We have the necessary many years of experience, as well as the necessary certificates for the provision of a quality, efficient and reliable service.

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