Security Awareness Program

Information Security Awareness Training

The need for Security Awareness Program Training is becoming more and more vital each day. Unfortunately, this training is often viewed as a luxury and not as a necessity. In reality, security awareness training can no longer be viewed as "optional," with today's increasing risks.

Security awareness training is the first step toward the protection of your systems, and when these security measures are in place, valuable corporate assets and important information and data are securely protected from being compromised or breached.

The best defense against internal and external breaches is not just technology and security tools alone; but it is the involvement of the entire culture of the particular environment, providing the company with the necessary knowledge, preparation, and security awareness that will promote automatic, intuitive, and accurate responses and behavior in the support of information security.

Through our Learning Management System (LMS), InfoSight also offers security awareness training courses on a variety of topics that are appropriate for particular audiences, from users to executive managers. We also customize material for specific audiences!

Security Awareness:
But let’s say you have the resources and you want to do it yourself. What constitutes a quality customer security awareness program? Here’s an acrostic guide to help.
    • Create interest in security awareness education. Not everyone understands the
       importance of knowing how to protect themselves from fraud or identity theft.
    • Understand who you’re educating. The general public has little knowledge of how to
      protect themselves from spam let alone cyber-attacks.
    • Select relevant and important topics. Depending on the target, the topic must be
      relevant in order to generate interest in your customer security awareness program.
    • Target your audience. Targeting your audience is a crucial step in creating a quality
      customer security awareness program.
    • Observe the results. If you’ve implemented your customer security awareness program
      and you don’t keep a record of the progress made, you’ll fall short of fulfilling your
      compliance requirements.
    • Measure the effectiveness. This is a very important step due to the fact that it’s a
      mandatory piece of the multi-factor authentication guidance.
    • Evaluate your environment. Rate your customers according to their risk level, from low
      to high, and determine the best strategies to reach both retail and business customers.
    • Repeat regularly. Your customer security awareness program materials should be
      consistent, updated regularly, and repeated often. Remember, the point is to thwart
      cyber-crime where it begins, the customer.

Education can be a costly expense, but it doesn’t have to be. You probably don’t have the time to research, write, and create an entire security awareness curriculum for your customers. Good thing you don’t have to. InfoSight's Customer Security Awareness Program offers a variety of materials from which you can choose to educate your customers. Contact us today to learn more.

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