Building and Implementing a Security Awareness Training Program

People are the weakest link in IT security and having an effective information security awareness training program can help reduce many of the associated risks. This course will teach you how to build your own program from start to finish.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 26, 2018
Duration
2h 35m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 26, 2018
Duration
2h 35m
Description

Did you know that the biggest threat to an organization is its own employees? Have you tried phishing simulations or basic information security awareness training lectures at your organization but feel like something is missing? In this course, Building and Implementing a Security Awareness Training Program, you will learn everything required to setup a program from scratch that makes sense for your organization's unique needs. First, you will learn the critical elements of any security awareness training program that must be in place before you even think about sending that first phishing simulation email. Next, you will learn how to properly scope and develop security awareness and training material that is razor-sharp focused and can be presented in a way that will convince your leadership to give you a healthy budget. Finally, you will learn how to deal with many common problems that plague security awareness training programs by using a number of communication techniques and ensuring that the right performance metrics are in place that will prove your program is winning. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge required to step into any organization and develop an information security awareness training program that will inspire your organization to be more security minded in a manner that doesn't waste everyone's time.

About the author
About the author

Jeremy Turner is an independent IT security consultant, holds numerous industry certifications, and has vast experience working in a number of roles and industries in the U.S. and Asia.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy Turner, and welcome to my course, Building and Implementing a Security Awareness Training Program. I'm an independent security consultant and have experience running security awareness and training programs at Fortune 100 companies and Big 4 accounting firms. Did you know that no matter how awesome your organization's state of IT security is, all it takes is for one user to make a mistake and put your organization in security firefighting mode. In this course, we're going to reduce the likelihood of those mistakes by learning how to build and implement a security awareness training program that makes sense for your organization's specific needs, instead of just recycling information found on the internet or even outsourcing to a vendor. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include necessary requirements, effective scoping, securing a budget, clever content development, and measuring progress. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up an information security awareness training program from scratch that is effective from day one. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with basic IT security concepts, and of course, have a desire to improve your organization's state of information security awareness and training. I hope you'll join me on this journey using a real-world scenario to learn security awareness and training with the Building and Implementing a Security Awareness Training Program course, at Pluralsight.