Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge
Despite the best efforts of organizations worldwide, cybercrime – and the cost associated with it – is rising rapidly. What cost the global economy $3 trillion in 2015 is projected to cost a stunning $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. This is due to the relentless and growing sophistication and targeting by cyber criminals and hackers. Unfortunately, ongoing human error and poor security awareness practices continue to be the biggest threat to protecting information security.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge focuses on mitigating the risk of human error by providing a robust overview of the core concepts of information security – including classifying data, handling sensitive data, recognizing insider threats, creating strong passwords, securing mobile devices, working securely from home, and recognizing and avoiding social engineering threats like phishing.
The course engages users by describing real-life security challenges and asking them to choose the best course of action for each challenge and includes a final 8-question quiz.
GLS’s Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge is essential for any organization that is required to deliver annual security training or is seeking to strengthen and enhance its overall security posture.
- Foundational training on all common aspects of key information security topics and best practices
- Engages learners in hands-on problem-solving using case-study-based examples
- Key concepts behind classifying and handling sensitive data, recognizing insider threats, creating strong passwords, securing mobile devices, and recognizing and avoiding phishing and ransomware threats
Module 1: Introduction – Communicates the need for a strong information security program, individual responsibility and the consequences of not having one
Module 2: Data Classification and Protection – Explains the importance of classifying data correctly and using strong passwords—and also how to handle, share, and protect data from unauthorized disclosure and insider threat
Module 3: Mobile & Remote Office Security – Teaches how to protect and secure data when using mobile devices and working from home or a remote office
Module 4: Social Engineering – Describes common social engineering tactics, such as phishing, baiting, quid pro quo, and tailgating—and provides best practices to avoid becoming a victim
Module 5: Final Reminders – Reinforces the importance of information security awareness and how organizational employees are the best line of defense against cyberattacks
Quiz – Tests the user’s knowledge via a scenario-driven eight-question quiz
Upon Completion, Learners Will Be Able To
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