In less time than it takes to finish reading this article, your organization’s internet security could be compromised. A data breach. It happens in an eyeblink. In mere fractions of a second, massive amounts of data move between locations. And data breaches are on the rise. Bloomberg reports a 40 percent increase in data breaches within U.S. companies and government agencies between 2015 and 2016 alone. Risk-Based Security reported over 2,200 data breaches in the first 6 months of 2017, representing the exposure of over 6 billion records.
The security of your organization depends on secure actions of every employee, every day. Universally, cyberattacks are on the rise and growing in sophistication. Employees must make the right decisions when faced with risks, and therefore they must be equipped with the most up-to-date and memorable cyber security training. Security awareness training for employees is something I think we can all agree is of utmost importance in today’s day and age.
In today’s day and age it’s easy to agree that businesses need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks. New reports of massive, damaging hacks are a daily occurrence. Business owners and technologists are wondering if it will ever stop. Could it be we have overlooked the most fundamental step in defending critical digital assets? Read on to find out how application security training through e-learning is an absolute requirement for all Web Developers, IT Managers and Technologists.
Your company has just endured yet another security breach. One of your employees left an open iPad on a table with friends at Starbucks. One of the friends jokingly sent an email to the employee’s entire department. The contents of that email were, shall we say, colorful. Can Custom Training Truly Make a Difference?
Information security is the foundation of this 24/7 financial services provider’s business and the importance of training its’ employees is paramount. As part two of the training initiative (the first focuses on existing employees and managers) the challenge of this course is to cover a broad audience of diverse backgrounds, responsibilities and roles. The client wanted an experience engaging enough to make the material fun for all in their organization.
One year after our first award-winning Security Awareness training course this Financial Services organization was ready to roll-out a follow-up. The new material would include a partial revision to the original course in addition to a number of new topics. We were challenged with determining how to reconcile the new information with the previous course in an equally effective manner yet under tighter budget restrictions.
At this Financial Services organization, security of systems, processes, and information is critical to the corporation’s success and growth. The Company faced a challenge: how to formalize this information so that it was easily accessible, consistent, adaptable and applicable across the global population.
Information security is the foundation of this 24/7 financial services provider’s business and the importance of the continued education and training of its current managers and employees is paramount. As part one of the training initiative (the second focuses on new employees) the challenge of this course is to closely relate to the employee who is already firmly rooted in the company’s culture. The client wanted an experience that oozes the company’s brand and allows the user to feel emboldened by their part in the community. KMI’s solution was to create a relatable experience for the existing employee who is already keenly familiar with the company culture. We chose to invoke financial imagery that can be seen in the offices such as scrolling text and soft colorful transitions. In order to create personal connections we feature stories and testimonials of accomplished employees company-wide in woven video montages. These familiar faces are intended to unite the global offices under common goals. Another theme we incorporated is a flowing timeline approach which suggests processes that span the calendar year and express the importance of continued vigilance. The client has experienced a significant and quantifiable improvement to overall corporate information security and a decrease in information security related incidents. By all measurable accounts, formal and informal, the down-to-earth approach has created increased completion rates and a rise in corporate morale and dedication to better security. VIEW THE CASE STUDY