Information Security Awareness Training

The threat landscape is constantly changing and organizations need to defend themselves against a growing number of sophisticated and targeted attacks. Over the last few years, organizations have put in place, robust security controls for protecting their infrastructure. This has made it difficult for attackers to directly break into systems and they have shifted focus to softer targets – primarily unsuspecting users having access to these systems.

An organization might deploy the best countermeasures in terms of technology and process, however information security strategy is complete only when the people aspect is suitably addressed by educating users on information security threats and countermeasures.

The goal of Information security awareness is to make senior management, employees and vendors aware of the risks they are susceptible to while using information systems. These trainings will also help build a risk aware culture which will contribute to augmenting the security posture of the organization.

Team Anzen can help you create Awareness amongst three categories of users by providing customized trainings as mentioned below:

Senior Management

Creating and implementing an effective program to educate senior management will be the cornerstone for the Security Awareness program for the entire organization.

Without the support and acceptance of senior management, the security awareness program for an organization cannot be successful.

Employees will follow by example and look to management for guidance and direction. Executives who do not clearly understand the importance and impact of information security on the business are doing a serious injustice to not only the employees of the organization, but the shareholders as well. Being aware of the risks and the current security posture will enable executives to make informed decisions.

Enabling senior management to understand the information security threats impacting their organization would be the goal of Anzen’s Senior Management Training Awareness program.

Employees / Vendors

Employees in an organization are on the front lines, deciding every day whether or not to download a mysterious email file attachment or to click on a tempting pop-up window or link. Employees need to be trained not only on why security is crucial but also on what they can do to help prevent security attacks to the Organisation and possibly to themselves.

With Anzen’s Cyber Security Awareness Training, we help the employees understand that their information, including details about their identity, is better protected if they understand and follow security policies laid down by the organization.

We also conduct tests and mock attacks (such as phishing) to assess the level of security awareness of employees.

Following areas are covered under the training module: -

  • General awareness and examples of security breaches in related sectors
  • Do’s & Don’ts customized in line with the organizations security policy
  • Understanding suspicious events
  • Reporting a potential security incident
  • How can employees contribute while responding to a security incident.
  • Mock attacks targeting users such as phishing etc.

Technical Awareness Trainings

Technical staff builds and implements systems/software for organizations. It is a well-known fact, that there are significant productivity gains if systems/software are built and deployed in a secure manner as opposed to deploying them and then fixing security issues. This approach would also help the organization reduce their exposure to threats, since systems/software would be deployed with minimal number of open vulnerabilities.

Team Anzen has customized training modules for developers, technology architects, and infrastructure personnel which will help them understand the current threat landscape and countermeasures which need to be deployed as part of their role. For example, if mobile applications are being written using iOS and Android, make sure the development team understands how to use the security features provided in those frameworks.

These modules are continuously updated to reflect current security trends and practices and are customized based on the organization’s requirements.