Staff Awareness training
A comprehensive cyber security strategy addresses technology, processes and people. Although people are part of the equation, they are often left out because employees can be unpredictable in their behaviour and difficult to manage. Despite this, involving staff in the cyber security strategy is not impossible – they can actually make all the difference.
How to engage your staff
The best solution for all companies wishing to engage their staff with their cyber security strategy is a staff awareness programme. Using training, tools and thought-provoking activities, organisations can raise staff awareness of the daily cyber risks they face, and suggest actions and procedures to adopt to minimise such risks.
A staff awareness programme should be an ongoing process that begins with staff induction, and continues with periodic updates throughout the year and/or whenever any staff-related security incidents occur.
When carried out effectively, a staff awareness programme:
- Helps companies identify potential security problems
- Helps staff understand the consequences of poor information security and cyber security
- Ensures procedures are followed consistently
- Ensures staff are fully aware of corporate compliance requirements for security regulations and frameworks such as the GDPR, the PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA and the GLBA.
What staff awareness solutions are available?
IT Governance has an extensive suite of tools and training materials to help you set up your staff awareness programme:
Training aids – engaging card games and posters to encourage staff to reflect on information security and cyber security issues that affect their work.
Customised reading material – personalised pocket guides and books about information security with your own branding to support your staff awareness programme.
E-learning courses – comprehensive and easy-to-follow e-learning courses about information security, phishing and compliance requirements to make your staff aware of security risks and the best practices to follow, at a much lower cost than traditional classroom learning.
In-house training – face-to-face training at your workplace with our highly-experienced trainers.
Security Awareness Programme – combines a customised learning needs analysis with the design, development and deployment of a bespoke awareness programme. Interventions are delivered through different media, channels and formats to ensure a better fit with your organisation’s needs, culture and values.