How to Design and Build Effective Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Program

Intellfence BV teach and mentor professionals to develop and implement a cybersecurity training and awareness program for their organization.

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The training covers what an organization should do to design, develop, implement, and maintain a Cybersecurity training and awareness training for user as a part of the IT security program.  It includes awareness and training needs of all users of an organization’s IT, from employees to supervisors and functional managers, to executive-level managers.

Intellfence-Cybersecurity Awareness Training Module

Content of the Training and Awareness Kit

The Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Kit contains the following aspects:

  1. Security Awareness and Training Program development Kit
  2. The Training Modules
  3. Awareness Kit
  4. Phishing Simulation Software.

The Training Content

The training is aimed at teaching

  • How to create a training and awareness program development plan.
  • Determine the priority levels of the current security topics.
  • Select Security topics for training modules
  • Assess potential training groups
  • Perform a group risk analysis.
  • Review audience groups and determine which topics need to be delivered to each group
  • Identify the unique audience groups within your organization and the threats they face.
  • Build a training program development plan.
  • Identify Metrics for Program Success Measurement
  • Select and prioritize security topics for training content.
  • Select metrics for measuring program effectiveness.
  • Execute some of the low-hanging fruit initiatives for collecting metrics: e.g. create a knowledge test, feedback survey, or gamification guide.
  • Discuss potential delivery mechanisms for training, including the purchase and use of a vendor.
  • If selecting a vendor, review vendor selection criteria and discuss potential vendor options.
  • If creating content in-house, review and select available
  • Build training modules.
  • Create an ongoing training schedule.
  • Define and document your end users’ responsibilities towards their security.

The Training Deliverables

At the end of the training/workshop the participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Customized development plan for the program.
  2. Tool for tracking metrics.
  3. Customized knowledge quiz ready for distribution.
  4. Customized feedback survey for training.
  5. Gamification program outline.
  6. Risk profile for each identified audience group.
  7. Priority scores for all training topics.
  8. List of relevant security topics for each identified audience group.
  9. Vendor assessment tool and shortlist.
  10. Customized security training presentations.
  11. Training schedule.
  12. Security job description template.
  13. End-user training policy.

The Training Modules

The Toolkit contains training materials to get you started on remote training and awareness.

  • Training Materials – Phishing
  • Training Materials – Incident Response
  • Training Materials – Cyberattacks
  • Training Materials – Web Usage
  • Training Materials – Physical Computer Security
  • Training Materials – Passwords
  • Training Materials – Security for Remote workers
  • Training Materials – Social Engineering
  • Training Materials – Email Templates
  • Training Materials – Mobile device Security
  • Training Materials – Password Management

Security Awareness and Training Program development Kit

  • A needs assessment tool
  • End user Job description security addition template
  • Security Training Program Manual
  • Security awareness and training feedback template
  • Security Training campaign development