The growing complexity of information security threats puts proprietary information assets at risk on a daily basis. While a variety of sophisticated security technologies have emerged to address these issues, technology alone cannot secure an organization. Negligence is still the number one cause of data breaches. In addition to technology, an organization's workforce must under-stand information security issues and behaves in a manner that minimizes risks. The Symantec Security Awareness Program v4.0 enables organizations to improve their security posture by giving employees the knowledge and understanding they need to better protect valuable information assets through proactive, security-conscious behavior.
The Symantec Security Awareness Program provides a programmatic approach that includes comprehensive web-based training and communication tools to help companies meet the 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 of the workforce. The web-based training uses the framework to introduce the importance of information security, the understanding of information security principles, the awareness and reality of threats and vulnerabilities, and how to apply security best practices to your environment.
Threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures
Provides an awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities for which information is at risk and of the countermeasures, as well as the objectives and techniques used by hackers to gain information.
Applying security excellent practices
Covers security excellent practices and how to apply these in their environment at work or in their every-day lives, such as protecting information on the Internet, exchanging information securely, securing your telephone communications, or being security aware when traveling.
Social media awarenessProduct Highlights
Understand the growing power and utility of social media in everyday lives, the benefits and risks of social media and how to use social media safely at work and at home.
- Introduce important of security and security awareness program
- Description of generic information protection requirements
- Raise awareness of threats and necessity for countermeasures
- Apply policy and awareness to specific environments and technologies