GLS’ Best Practice Modules Provide Client-Tailored Security Awareness Approach for Organizations
Global Learning Systems announced the release of its InfoSec Best Practice Modules suite to provide short, interactive and trackable courses that can be released individually or as a comprehensive curriculum and delivered online for global organizational security.
Washington D.C. — November, 2015 — Global Learning Systems (GLS), provider of online security awareness and compliance training products and winner of the highest awards for its programs by industry publications, announced its new suite of InfoSec Best Practice Modules and expanded library of role-based training courses for continuous, client-tailored, security awareness.
The new InfoSec Best Practice Modules are short, seven-minute programs delivered online for 24/7 access, and focus on current issues such as mobile security, cloud computing and social media safety. With titles like “Working Securely at Home” and “Safer Social Networking,” they are designed to cut through information technology (IT) jargon and meet learners where they are, weaving security practices into their everyday activities.
“I’m excited to see the security market embracing the practice of continuous learning. Our new scenario-based, interactive Best Practice modules, focused on common situations like going on business travel or working from a cafe, are great examples of learning tools that truly support employees’ day-to-day work. Imagine learners actually seeking out security awareness training,” said Amy Holloway, Director of Learning Solutions at GLS.
The GLS approach to realizing positive behavior change continues the development of a tailored security learning program for clients, of which the InfoSec Best Practice Modules are just one element.
“Organizations want to drive positive employee behavior change through security awareness training, but how do they do it?” asked Larry Cates, President and CEO, GLS. “We show you how by listening to your unique challenges and requirements, then leveraging our courseware and assessment tools and software to create a tailored and trackable security awareness program. Following an assessment, we deliver modules that focus on social engineering attack techniques, test your audience with simulated exploits, and then target additional training to discover gap areas.”
With the InfoSec Best Practice Modules, security leaders have the ability to focus on topics they deem priority and format the schedule as preferred for their audiences. The modules can augment additional content within the GLS catalog of learning products and services, and they can be customized and localized as needed for global enterprises. The GLS catalog includes courseware on HIPAA, OWASP, PCI, FCPA, PII, Anti-Phishing, Social Media, and general Security Awareness; it also incorporates supplemental communication materials, including security awareness posters and newsletters.
In addition to the InfoSec Best Practice Modules, additional Role-based Training options have been added to the GLS course catalog. For federal organizations, GLS released three targeted Security Awareness Role-based Training options for the following roles: IT Administrators & Engineers, Security Specialists, and Security Managers.
These courses identify key federal government guidelines based on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) updates for IT security compliance requirements; they explore how these can affect an organization’s internal policies.
These options enable organizations to target training for specific roles, highlighting information that is relevant to related responsibilities. GLS also works with clients to create custom role-based courses for organizations’ unique roles.