Global Learning Systems Named a Finalist in the 2016 SC Magazine Awards

Washington D.C.—December, 2015—Global Learning Systems (GLS), provider of online security awareness and compliance training solutions and winner of top awards for its programs by leading industry publications, announced today that SC Magazine named GLS a finalist in the 2016 SC Magazine Awards in the Professional category for the Best IT Security-related Training Program.

“We are honored to be named a finalist,” Larry Cates, President and CEO of GLS, said. “We feel this speaks to the effectiveness and quality of our comprehensive security awareness training program offerings and our expanding position in the market. We continue to develop effective training programs that drive security awareness, resulting in positive human behavior change within organizations of all sizes. Our programs strengthen the Human Firewall®, which is your most important defense against cyber attacks.”

The SC Magazine Awards, now in its 19th year, are recognized throughout the information security industry as the gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Winners in the Professional category are selected by an expert panel of judges and recognize the most talented information security professionals from end-user companies. Judges conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors – such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews – to narrow the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists.

“From Duqu 2.0 to mobile cyberthreats to the nearly $1 billion stolen from financial institutions by the Carbanak cybercriminal group, 2015 saw near-exponential growth in the number and complexity of cyberattacks,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “As the bad guys shift and pivot strategies, so too do the men, women and companies working to stop them in their tracks. These finalists have shown that they are the best at what they do.”

GLS believes one of the best ways to combat cyber threats is through interactive and engaging security awareness programs for end-users. GLS has been successfully implementing training programs for over 25 years, working with organizations across the globe. The GLS Security Awareness Training Program includes a comprehensive suite of targeted, end-user, online course options with assessment and tracking capabilities.

GLS also offers a line of products dedicated to anti-phishing including a scenario-based course with gamification elements, a 5-minute interactive Best Practices module and a series of short awareness videos. In addition, GLS delivers role-based courses to target specific roles such as management, security administrators, and web developers, including secure coding (OWASP).

“The SC Magazine Award’s Professional category represents the highest caliber of leadership in the cybersecurity industry,” said Armstrong. “As a finalist, Global Learning Systems has shown unique creativity and passion in their approach to addressing and combating the most challenging cybersecurity issues.”

GLS’ courses are delivered and tracked online with automation, assessment, and reporting features as well as interactive knowledge check activities. Themed posters, newsletters, and short videos are also delivered as supplements to the courses, and each program is tailored utilizing the elements best suited to clients’ unique needs.

Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2016 ceremony to be held March 1, 2016, in San Francisco.

About Global Learning Systems

Global Learning Systems provides security awareness and compliance training programs for employees that effectively promote behavior change, protect your organization and Strengthen Your Human Firewall®. In addition to carefully tailoring program materials to client needs, we offer an online learning platform, phishing simulation tool, courseware customization and high-touch customer service.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine, special Spotlight editions and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes SC Marketscope and SC Magazine Newswire, and face-to-face events, including the SC Congress series (New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, London, Amsterdam), and the SC Awards.