One-and-done security compliance training does little to change the behaviors of employees. To create and sustain a culture of security within your organization, you must provide a continuous stream of relevant, engaging security awareness education. Based on proven change management theories, Alterity created a comprehensive cybersecurity awareness program that helps employees understand the risks and threats that surround them and how to protect the organization from outside attackers.
The Alterity Cybersecurity Awareness program includes a variety of engaging resources to meet the needs of different learners.
01Interactive eLearning videos available from any computer, laptop, tablet or phone
02Quickreads that feature the same information as the eLearning, formatted for those who prefer to learn by reading
03Handouts and Infographics that summarize key concepts and best practices
The Alterity Approach
With Alterity, you get a full action plan and calendar of events for 12 months. Each month introduces a different topic and includes eLearning videos, Quickreads, podcasts and handouts so learners can choose their preferred learning style. Each module also contains a brief knowledge check assessment to allow your organization to validate learning and track compliance.
We begin by working with the program stakeholder to determine program completion requirements, communications preferences and reporting settings. Then we take a programmatic approach to implement proven strategies that ensure successful adoption of the program. Throughout the year, you can utilize posters and Outlook templates prepared by Alterity, and a new Security Zone announcement is added to the Learner Dashboard each month. You’ll receive completion metrics and reports to ensure compliance, and we’ll help you reinforce the importance of your cybersecurity awareness training program.
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Strategic Planning Sessions
To be successful, a cybersecurity awareness program must create and sustain heightened awareness over time. Successful programs are those positioned as strategic to the success of the organization and sponsored by a broad coalition of executive stakeholders. Alterity consultants facilitate Strategic Planning Sessions which bring together leaders from information security, General Counsel, executive management, IT, office administration, business development, human resources and more to champion an effective and sustainable cybersecurity awareness program. Having a broad sponsor coalition ensures all areas of the organization are engaged with the success of the program.
Employee Awareness Sessions
Increase the ways in which your employees receive important security information by adding annual or semi-annual Employee Awareness Sessions (EAS) to your program. During these informative and entertaining 1-hour sessions, consultants share real-world anecdotes and best practices gleaned from working with hundreds of organizations. It is common for participants to consider our EAS among the best meetings they attend all year. For those interested, Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Legal Education credit may be available as well.
A popular way for companies and employees to be targeted by attackers is with phishing attempts, which often include devious requests for sensitive information, directions to update passwords and other ways in which an outsider could gain access to your systems. If your organization wants to incorporate internal phishing emails to test how your employees react, Alterity can help! Ask us how to incorporate this tactic into your overall security awareness plan.