Security Awareness Training

Why train your employees? Even when your IT department has barricaded your cyber back door… Just a simple click on a link, attachment or website by just one employee can open your front door to a catastrophic data breach.

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CFISA provide security awareness training, made simple, for employees. Hackers are good at their job – they study predictable human behavior. Whether you are a small business or a fortune 100 company, academia or government agency, you need to train your employees on proper cyber and data security behavior. CFISA’s Cyber Security Awareness courses are designed to do just that; train your employees on proper cyber and data security behavior.

Employee Security Awareness Training & Certification

Cybercrime is the fastest growing crime in the world. Our personal and business accounts are being attacked daily. This course provides an overview of the risk associated to cybercrime and best practices to protect the business from phishing, email threats and other cybercrimes. CFISA training empowers your employees to protect your organization and customer data.

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Level I

Level I training provides an overview of the risk associated to cybercrime and best practices to protect the business from phishing, email threats and other cybercrimes.

$ 9.95 per Person

For enterprise solutions or volume pricing,
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Level I Security Awareness Training

9 Lesson Course. Total Time: 58:53
  • Risk associated with cybercrime
  • Creating strong passwords to increase security
  • Understanding and recognizing social engineering
  • Phishing and email best practices
  • Protecting against viruses, spyware and spam
  • Protecting your personal workspace
  • Safe internet use
  • Device management – Internet of Things
  • Today’s risks – acceptable use of electronic resources

Level II

Level II expands on Level I training and provides employees with a more robust cyber security awareness training experience. This course is designed to reduce company risk and enhances knowledge about protecting the workplace from identity fraud, how human behavior is exploited by cybercriminals and the business Impact of cybercrime.

$ 14.95 per Person

For enterprise solutions or volume pricing,
request a quote.

Level II Security Awareness Training

15 Lesson Course. Total Time: 111:36
  • Risk associated with cybercrime
  • The impact of cybercrime and identity fraud
  • Today’s threats
  • How behavior is exploited by cybercriminals
  • Creating strong passwords to increase security
  • Recognizing social engineering
  • Phishing and email best practices
  • Protecting against viruses, spyware and spam
  • Protecting your personal workspace
  • Security best practices away from the office
  • Safe internet use
  • Protecting the workplace from identity fraud
  • Social Media Security
  • Device management – Internet of Things
  • Today’s risks – acceptable use of electronic resources

Managers

  • Can easily access reports on employee progress and completion
  • Comply with onboarding or annual employee Security Awareness Education requirements
  • Can add additional employees in the future
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Employees

  • Are required to score 100% on each course lesson’s 4 quiz questions
  • Receive a certificate upon course completion
  • Will be in compliance with onboarding or annual Security Awareness Education requirements upon completing either Security Awareness course

Security Awareness Training Certification

During a compliance audit CFISA certificates allow companies to provide dated evidence that their employees have successfully completed the Security Awareness Training course. Every certificate contains a unique ID and is date stamped when assigned to an individual user upon course completion.

The certificate provides employees with acknowledgement of their achievement of successfully passing the Security Awareness Training.

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Delivery Options

Click and Train

PCI Online Training by CFISA

“Buy the Course” now and participants can simply login and take the course. Manages have access to employee progress and completion reports.

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Cyber Security Training by CFISA

You host our training. We provide you with the industry standard SCORM file that you import into your Learning Management System (LMS).

Branded LMS

Cyber Security Training by CFISA

Hosted Customer Branded Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS). We host a LMS just for you. You can also run other vendor’s SCORM training courses.

What is Employee Security Awareness Training?

Employee Cyber Security Awareness Training is more important now than it has ever been. Data breaches and hacking may sound unlikely, but cyber-attacks occur daily. In many cases, businesses are unprepared, because management does not understand the risk. Many companies believe they will not be a target of an attack. The truth is that all companies must prepare for a cyber-attack by having an individual or team in place to protect from such an attack.

Threats to organizations include ransomware attacks and hacking, but human error also plays a role. Employee education is the best way to ensure that your workforce follows best practices, limiting the threat to your organization and creating a culture of security awareness.

The effects of a data breach can be devastating to a business. If confidential customer data is stolen, the business may be subject to a hefty fine. A regulatory compliance failure can result in fines, delays, negative public image, recalls, and unhappy customers. The fallout from loss of trust can be severe. Damage to a firm’s reputation is arguably the hardest to recover from.

Employee Cyber Security Training not only demonstrates that your business takes the confidentiality of its clients seriously, but they can be the difference between keeping your business up and running, or seeing it crippled by a cyber-attack or a lapse in security.

To protect your business from cyber threats, you need to know that your employees are the front line.

Expensive IT technology and complex, cutting edge systems can help protect your business, but even when your IT department has barricaded your cyber back door… just a simple click on a link, attachment or website by just one employee can open your front door to a catastrophic data breach.

Employee Security Awareness Training

  • Needs to be taught so it becomes a habit, applicable every day, in and out of the working environment.
  • Must ensure that your employees protect sensitive information, keep your business-critical systems up and running, and that your organization is fully compliant to your industries regulations.
  • Has to incorporate all aspects of cyber security, from security basics on using strong passwords to how to detect and respond to ransomware malware attacks.
  • Is essential to transform employees from a potential security liability, to your most vital resource in the battle against cyber-attacks.

Security Awareness Training Made Simple

Our Information Security Awareness course is designed to help businesses and organizations educate employees to reduce risk and protect company resources and information.

CFISA Security Awareness Courses

  • Security Awareness Level I Course
  • $ 9.95
    per Person
  • 9 Lessons Total time: 58:53
  • Quizzing & Certificate
  • Enterprise Pricing Options
  • Hosting & LMS Options
  • Purchase
  • Security Awareness Level II Course
  • $ 14.95
    per Person
  • 15 Lessons Total time: 111:36
  • Quizzing & Certificate
  • Enterprise Pricing Options
  • Hosting & LMS Options
  • Purchase

Ordering Online Courses

  1. Select one of our Online Courses above. During checkout you will be able to enter the number of seats you would like to order.
  2. If you purchase multiple seats: Within two hours of payment, you will receive a coupon code that your employees will use for registration and access to the course. Employees have 90 day access to all lesson materials after they register and all coupon code purchases are good for one year.
  3. Employees will receive a PDF certificate upon completion and monthly reporting of employee completion is included.

 

Course Lessons

Level I Level II
Course Introduction and Overview – 4:59 min X X
The Impact of Cybercrime and Identity Fraud – 8:00 min X
Today’s Threats – 7:39 min X
How Behavior is Exploited by Cybercriminals – 9:27 min X
Strong Passwords Increase Security – 9:36 min X X
Understanding and Recognizing Social Engineering – 4:26 min X X
Phishing and Email Best Practices – 6:35 min X X
Protecting Against Viruses, Spyware and Spam – 6:30 min X X
Protecting Your Personal Workspace – 5:27 min X X
Security Best Practices Away from the Office – 9:37 min X
Safe Internet Use – 6:09 min X X
Protecting the Workplace from Identity Fraud – 6:58 min X
Social Media Security – 11:02 min X
Device Management – Internet of Things – 7:25 min X X
Todays Risks – Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources – 7:46 min X X

Justifying Security Awareness Training For Organizations Of All Sizes

Creating a security awareness training program can be challenging, frustrating, and thankless. Yet it is absolutely essential to provide your employees with the security information they need and to ensure that they understand and follow best practices. Here are a few reasons that you must implement a security awareness training program.

Legal Compliance

Cybersecurity is governed by a vast patchwork of laws and regulations. Should a data breach occur, the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines will take into consideration such factors as:

  • Is security training effective for raising awareness among personnel?
  • How often and in what ways does the organization communicate its security protocols to its employees?
  • Does training include ethical work practices?
  • Does the organization verify the results of security training?
  • Is management covered by the same policies and educational program as staff?
  • Is there clear and regular communication between staff and management in regard to compliance and ethics?
  • Is the education program regularly updated to improve communications and hone its message?

Customer Satisfaction

Data breaches make headlines on a frighteningly regular basis, and the public is understandably tired of it. Your customers want to know that you are taking responsible measures to safeguard their personal information. All employees must be on the same page regarding protocols and how to avoid data breaches. You should also take active steps to inform your customers of the steps you are taking to protect their information.

Compliance with Your Company’s Policies

It is vital to comply with your own information security and privacy policies. The best way to do this is to ensure that all employees and managers are provided with copies of all published policies, standards, and procedures, as well as ongoing training and assessments on how to implement them.

Documentation is another key part of the puzzle. Obtain signed agreements from all staff and management during each training session, acknowledging that they understand the presented information and how to implement it. This shows that you are taking active steps to enforce your company’s policies.

Due Diligence

Due diligence provides assurance that management is doing everything reasonably possible to ensure adequate information security and legal compliance. An effective education program that is supported by company executives is highly important in demonstrating due diligence.

Note that the specific name of the program is unimportant. To follow federal guidelines, you must promote “an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law.” Should the organization be charged criminally, investigators will consider the following duties and expectations of management:

  • Standards and procedures designed to prevent and detect criminal conduct
  • Responsibility, authority, and adequate resources to support the program at all levels
  • Appropriate personnel screening
  • Effective awareness and training at all levels
  • Ongoing auditing, monitoring, and evaluating activities to track effectiveness
  • Internal reporting systems that prevent retaliation
  • Incentives and disciplinary actions to promote compliance
  • Reasonable steps to respond to violations and prevent similar violations from occurring

Corporate Reputation

Reputation is vital in the business world, and it must be constantly managed. One component of managing your company’s reputation is following protocols to reduce the risk of compromising personal information. Remember that if you have a data breach, your corporate reputation will take a serious hit that could take a long time to recover from.

Security awareness is not the most glsamorous topic, and many business owners are unsure exactly how to approach it. Yet comprehensive, ongoing security awareness training is absolutely essential for every company. From reducing legal liability to protecting your corporate reputation, security awareness training can translate into real dollars saved in the long run.