Fortinet just released another free offer for organizations designed to further enhance the ability of their workforce to be cyber aware. This new Information Security Awareness and Training service will help companies better educate their workforce on how to identify and protect themselves and their organizations against all types of cybersecurity threats and to help keep security top of mind.
This new service, researched and developed by Fortinet’s NSE Training Institute—a world-class team of cybersecurity experts, is in full alignment with two key sets of NIST guidelines: NIST 800-50 , which outlines requirements for Building an Information Technology Security Awareness and Training Program, and NIST 800-16, which discusses Information Technology Security Training Requirements.
This powerful turnkey service from Fortinet is made up of three components, each of which include both training and awareness elements. These components, outlined below, work together to ensure employees are trained to always be on the lookout for possible attacks, to know how to deal with them when they arise, and to always keep security top of mind:
Awareness Assets: The awareness component of this training program will help organizations get an effective training program up and running smoothly within a matter of days. To start, essential elements, such as email templates, are available for Information Security teams to customize. These templates are designed to help easily launch the information security initiative. Additional elements include security awareness posters, monthly best-practice videos, printable tip sheets, checklists, and screen savers. These and similar elements are all ready for download to help support a comprehensive security training initiative. Such components are essential as part of an ongoing awareness program to ensure your workforce does not lose focus and make the easy mistake of falling into a hacker’s trap.
Critical Training: The service’s training component consists of five self-paced mandatory modules that are focused on key threats and attack vectors along with best practices. These videos provide valuable information on securing digital and physical information, and all participants are quizzed to test knowledge retention. Three optional videos targeted at various roles within an organization are also included in the package to expand knowledge of the importance of information security.
Administrator Dashboard: The administrator dashboard provides the organization with a clear overview on how they are executing on their information security awareness and training initiative. It allows the program administrator to keep track of which employees have and have not completed the required courses, ensuring compliancy with company policies. Other details like enrollment dates, progress, quiz scores, and completed modules, as well as completed times and dates are also included.
The Fortinet Security Fabric brings together the concepts of convergence and consolidation to provide comprehensive cybersecurity protection for all users, devices, and applications and across all network edges.