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Creating a Security Awareness Program

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Learn how to develop and implement a successful, ongoing security awareness program that's so much more than just one phishing simulation or an annual required training.

By implementing a security awareness program, you can turn people into assets—not fragile targets. A truly robust and mature security program makes educating employees a top priority in a company's overall multilayered approach. In this course, Lauren Zink shows how to develop and implement a successful, ongoing security awareness program that's so much more than just one phishing simulation or an annual required training. True security awareness necessitates year-round, relevant, and tailored training and communications that create an overall cultural shift you can measure. Through this course, discover how to sketch out your program plan, create a budget, leverage creative approaches for keeping your employees engaged, and assess the effectiveness of your program.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Ready your security program
  • What is security awareness?
1. Understanding the Current Security Awareness Foundation
  • Getting to know the teams
  • Understanding company policies
  • Survey employees to understand threats
2. Developing a Solid Awareness Plan
  • Developing a program plan
  • Understanding your budget
3. Implementing and Communicating the Security Awareness Program
  • Developing a brand
  • Creating traditional training
  • Finding security champions and liaisons
4. Engaging Employees with Ongoing Awareness Initiatives
  • Creating nontraditional training
  • Finding creative ways to brand
  • Conducting social engineering tests
  • Developing an annual training event
  • Making the security team accessible
5. Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Security Awareness Program
  • Measuring cultural change
  • What can you do with the metrics
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Lauren Zink

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