Security isn’t about technology. It’s about people.
SECURITYsense is your turnkey security awareness program for addressing the critical human dimension of information security.
There’s a famous saying that “amateurs hack systems, while professionals hack people.” The point is that security technology designed to stop hackers, spies, phishers and frauds are always compromised by timeless human weaknesses: inattention, incompetence and complacency.
The only thing standing between your company’s information systems and the people who are out to compromise them is employees. Technical security vulnerabilities can be patched but humans are always vulnerable.
Damaging habits by untrained or lax employees
Employees can unknowingly pose security risks in a number of ways:
- Carelessness with passwords
- Willingness to open unexpected e-mail attachments
- Ignorance about the need to log off from the network
- Naiveté towards social engineers asking seemingly innocent questions
- Reduced emphasis on physical security resulting in laptop loss or information theft
Only through continuous exposure to appropriate security awareness training can employees transition from being your company’s greatest security risk to its greatest security asset.
CSOs (Chief Security Officers), CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) and information security managers from companies and organizations such as Lockheed Martin, L3 Communications, IBM, Federal Reserve Bank, Lexis-Nexis, Aetna, 3Com, and many others provide SECURITYsense to their employees each month because they understand that information security isn’t just about hardware and software – it's all about educating employees.
With the help of SECURITYsense awareness training, you can:
- Motivate your employees to actually follow policies and procedures
- Stop employees from opening suspicious e-mail attachments
- Greatly minimize damage done in the event of an attack
- Thwart "weak link" targeting from internal and external threats
- Prevent damage from revenge hacking by disgruntled employees
- Ensure your personnel take password protection seriously
- Protect yourself from blame if and when a breach does occur
- And much, much more!
"Employee training and awareness are key to a successful information security program. Based on known vulnerabilities, training and awareness provide a large return on investment."
Lee B. Holcomb, CIO, NASA