Security Awareness Training

Symantec supports a risk management approach to help organizations mitigate risk through an effective security awareness self-paced training program. These e-learning modules require a Learning Management System.

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Security Awareness Training

  • Promotes proactive employee behavior to better protect information
  • Meets regulatory requirements specific to employee security awareness training
  • Provides comprehensive web-based training (WBT) with pre- and post-assessment to measure employee understanding
  • Promotes retention with multiple communication tools
  • Offers customization services to meet specific company needs and goals

The Symantec Security Awareness Program 5.0

The Symantec Security Awareness Program 5.0 provides a programmatic approach that includes comprehensive web- based training and communication tools to help companies meet regulatory requirements specific to employee security awareness training. This can help reduce vulnerabilities by creating an informed corporate culture, to influence employees to protect an organization’s critical information assets from exploitation, cyber-attacks, unauthorized access, and fraud. The program is designed not only to increase security knowledge and understanding, but also to influence appropriate employee behavior at all levels.

The web-based training describes the importance of information security, promotes the understanding of information security principles, the awareness and reality of threats and vulnerabilities, and the application of security best practices to your environment.

Lessons in the Security Awareness Training web-based include:

Lesson 1: Information Security, Responsibilities, and Principles—Defines information security, explains why it’s important, who is responsible, and how to classify and respond to incidents.

Lesson 2: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures— Provides an awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities to which information is subject along with the countermeasures, as well as the objectives and techniques used by hackers to gain information.

Lesson 3: Securing Your Working Environment—Identifies security best practices and how to apply them in the workplace and in home offices. Also covers securing passwords and emails, and exchanging information securely.

Lesson 4: Security While Traveling—Describes how to secure communications when on the road, including what to do before you leave, how to maintain security while on the move, and in offsite locations.

Lesson 5: Protecting Information on the Internet— Demonstrates how to protect information in the cloud, increases awareness of advanced persistent threats and provides web browser best practices.

Lesson 6: Social Media Awareness—Explains the benefits and risks of social media and how to use it safely.

Lesson 7: Mobile Device Security—Covers mobile device threats, safety and best practices, as well as "bring-your-own- device" threats, safety and policies.

The following modules are available separately:

PCI-DSS — Describes the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requirements that must be enforced when a Primary Account Number (PAN) is stored, processed, or transmitted, regardless of the media. Most organizations that handle credit cards for payment will need to adhere to this standard.

HIPAA and HITECH — Introduction to the security and privacy requirements of medical patient information, including procedures for protecting patient data, types of violations and reporting requirements, and resources to assist with HIPAA- and HITECH-related privacy and security matters.

Information Privacy – Defines personal information, describes how personal information is collected and used, and illustrates best practices for maintaining the security of personal information.

Each web-based training module concludes with an assessment to measure employee understanding. The trainings are available in Shareable Content Object Reference Module (SCORM) compliant training modules that are ready to be published to an organization’s SCORM 1.2 compliant Learning Management System (LMS) for tracking, reporting, and audit purposes.

Why Symantec Education for Security Awareness Training 5.0

A successful security awareness program influences attitudes and behavior. It instills and reinforces security best practices so that they become habitual in daily tasks and interactions. It must:

  • Promote employee awareness that they are responsible for organizational security.
  • Teach the security principles for which employees are responsible.
  • Raise employee awareness of the threats to which the organization is vulnerable.
  • Teach how to apply the security principles to everyday tasks.
  • Remind, refresh, and update the security principles and best practices learned.

The Symantec Security Awareness Program was developed by professionals with backgrounds in instructional design and security best practices. This combination of expertise ensures both content quality and instructional presentation that maximizes learning and retention. In addition, Symantec Education leverages data and trends from its Global Intelligence Network to constantly improve the content of the program, such as best practices when using social media.

Why Symantec

Symantec’s position as the industry leader in security is the result of 25 years of research, development, and delivery of market leading technologies in use by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. Symantec is recognized as a technology and market share leader in over a dozen categories by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Symantec holds over 1,200 patents in its global patent portfolio. Symantec's Global Intelligence Network: 3

  • Holds more than 66,400 vulnerabilities in the Symantec vulnerability database
  • Has five million decoy accounts in the Symantec Probe Network
  • Gathers data from 8.4 billion emails per month
  • Has more than 57.5 million attack sensors in 157 countries

As a recognized global leader in security intelligence and security training, Symantec is uniquely positioned to help organizations raise security awareness.

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