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Compliance Training

How Do Your Employees Feel About Security Awareness Training?

Posted by Gretel Egan on Aug 10, 2016 2:46:00 PM

As more and more industries add security awareness and training to their list of compliance-related initiatives, more and more infosec teams (as well as corporate education groups and and governance, risk management, and compliance [GRC] officers) will find themselves tasked with delivering cybersecurity education to their employees. In fact, given today’s climate, it’s likely — mandated or not — that you have already implemented some type of program.

Whether it’s on the horizon or front and center, ask yourself this: How do your end users feel about security awareness and training?

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Compliance-Driven Training: How You Check the Box Matters

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 16, 2015 9:15:52 AM

Whether you’re for it or against it, a believer or a scoffer, compliance-driven security awareness training initiatives are a reality that must be reckoned with. Not only are they not going anywhere, they are actually likely to multiply given emergence of additional cyber security–based regulations and some U.S. legislators eyeing global cyber laws.

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CISO/CIO Summit Roundup: Three Key Takeaways

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 21, 2015 11:46:00 AM

Last week, I had the good fortune to be able to attend two CIO and CISO summits that brought together local security professionals and several hand-selected security vendors. I was able to sit in on several presentations and speak with a number of executives, and it was insightful and illuminating to be able to hear firsthand about the issues and the goals that drive these professionals and their employees.

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Almost Half of Cardholders Avoid Stores Hit by Data Breaches

Posted by Mike Bailey on Oct 29, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Don't let your company be the next on the list of companies with data breaches. In a poll by Creditcards.com, it was revealed that 45% of cardholders would "definitely not" or "probably not" return to stores hit by major data breaches. This is a major concern for businesses that simply can't be ignored. 

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Security Awareness Training: Three Tips for a More Effective Program

Posted by Abaker on Apr 18, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Enterprise Management Associates recently held a webinar on security awareness training and program effectiveness. In the post below you’ll learn how to engage your users and get the most out of your training program.

 

By David Monahan
Enterprise Management Associates
Research Director

I just released a new research report called Security Awareness, It's Not Just for Compliance. In analyzing the data, I found some pretty scary results. A number of the findings were so unexpected, it is obvious that the personnel working in the security, risk, and fraud areas need help getting their message out and, in some cases, they need help realizing they need to have a message.

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