You know that security is important for your business. But it’s one of those “important, not urgent” things that stays on your to do list forever and never gets any action — until it’s too late. Well here’s a possible solution for you. Symantec has opened a security awareness center to help you proactively address security training issues with your workforce. It’s a subscription-based online training program designed to help your company meet the regulatory requirements specific to employee security awareness training. This flexible training option can be accessed anytime via the web and is designed to help you create a more security-conscious workforce through educating and training employees on potential information security risks related to their behaviors. “With a full understanding of policies and procedures and their importance, employees can actually strengthen an organization´s security posture,” said Greg Hughes, executive vice president, Symantec Global Services. “Employees who are educated on security awareness can be a strong line of defense against security incidents that could disrupt business, threaten compliance, or jeopardize brand reputation.” To successfully protect information, employees at every level need a basic understanding of policies as well as their respective responsibilities in protecting a company´s assets. Through the online center, users will have unlimited access to a comprehensive set of training modules designed to specifically raise their awareness of security and influence appropriate employee behavior. The online training center is updated monthly with new security awareness training material relevant to the evolving information security threat landscape. Symantec Security Awareness Center offers curriculum including narrative demonstrations, interactive games, and tests users on a number of different security topics including the following:
- Information Protection: Introduces organizations’ information security concerns and the measures that employees should take to mitigate and reduce risks and protect vital information.
- Password Security: Explains and demonstrates to employees why passwords are important, how to create strong passwords and best practices for password use.
- Virus Protection: Educates employees on computer viruses, Trojan horses, and worms and the recommended best practices to reduce the risk and mitigate the affects of an infection.
- Email Security: Informs employees of proper email etiquette and reminds them of the risks of virus infection from downloading email attachments.