Security Awareness Training

SkinnyOffice’s Security Awareness Training program providers offer unique twists to help engage employees on security awareness education and make the process less painful. IT security training is an important part of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that addresses technology, processes, and people with staff being an increasing surface area of many digital attacks.

INTRODUCTION

What is Security Awareness Training?

Security Awareness Training is a staff awareness program related to a company’s cybersecurity strategy that seeks to raise staff awareness of the daily cyber risks they face, and suggest actions and procedures to adopt to minimize such risks. Our staff awareness program 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. People are the largest security vulnerability in any organization. SkinnyOffice can provide some expert advice and help you develop best practices on how to make cybersecurity training more effective and protect your business.

How Cybersecurity Awareness Training Benefits

Your Employees

This interactive training keeps employees focused and makes learning easy, effective and fun.

Your IT Staff

Easy to deploy and update our course teaches employees cybersecurity best practices.

Your Organization

Document employees’ progress with certifications and badges for successful completion.

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OVERVIEW

Why Use IT Security Awareness Training?

Training Overview

Our flexible training combines an interactive approach with user-friendly terminology and tips. SkinnyOffice Security Awareness Training covers everything your employees need to keep your company’s data and devices safe.

  1. Threats Overview: Malware, phishing & social engineering
  2. Password Policies: Best practices; 2FA and how to use it
  3. Web Protection: What to look for; what to avoid
  4. Email Protection: What to look for; what to avoid
  5. Preventive Measures: Best practices for security at home and business
How it Works

Contact us for a free consultation and in the process you’ll receive everything you need to deploy training within your organization, including:

  • Training overview: Walk through training materials with a quick 2-minute video.
  • Downloadable materials: Download the full presentation or customize for your organization.
  • Internal communication templates: Full instructions to roll out training to employees.
  • Certificate: Instructions on how to track and document training completion.
Example Topics
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Data Management

There are numerous types of data and a lot of employees may not be aware of this fact. Employees should learn about all the types of data so that they can understand their business criticality.

Removable Media

The secure usage of both personally-owned devices and corporate devices is crucial. Unauthorized removable media may invite data security issues, malware infection, hardware failure, and copyright infringement.

Safe Internet Habits

Almost every worker has access to the Internet. Security training programs should incorporate safe Internet habits that prevent attackers from penetrating your corporate network.

Malware

A training session on malware should illustrate malware types and their implications. Malware types should include adware, spyware, viruses, Trojans, backdoors, rootkits, ransomware, and botnets.

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Social Networking Dangers

To prevent the loss of critical data, the enterprise must have a viable social networking training program that should limit the use of social networking and guide employees with regard to the menace of phishing attacks. 

Email Scams & Phishing

The security training program of your organization has to include some tips for employees to make them aware of the email scams and educate them about avoiding phishing attacks. 

Physical Security

Employees should be aware of potential security issues originating in physical aspects of the workplace. This includes spatial awareness as well as physical components.

Clean Desk Policy

Sensitive information on a desk can easily be taken by thieving hands and seen by prying eyes.  All sensitive and confidential information should be removed from the desk at the end of each working day.

Features

When carried out effectively, a staff awareness programs:

  • Helps companies identify potential security problems
  • Helps staff understand the consequences of poor information security and cybersecurity
  • Ensures procedures are followed consistently
  • Ensures staff are fully aware of corporate compliance requirements for security regulations and frameworks such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA and the GLBA.

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