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E-learning course helps meet the ISO 27001 staff awareness requirements

13/10/2011

Ely, England, 13 October 2011IT Governance Ltd, the ISO27001 information security specialists, reported that their Information Security & ISO27001 Staff Awareness e-learning course has already been embraced by a few companies as means of meeting the ISO 27001 requirements.

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is the best practice specification that helps businesses and organisations throughout the world to develop a best-in-class Information Security Management System. This standard together with the ISO27002 Code of Best Practice recognises that no matter how many security products are implemented, the information in an organisation is not completely secure unless the employees are trained in security awareness policies and procedures.

As clause 8.2.2 of ISO27002 sets out, it is now imperative that security issues are addressed at the employee level and that a firm foundation is built for an employee to understand the implications of his/her actions and be mindful of these in their daily activities.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, comments, ‘Positive, aware and well trained members of staff are a key part of ensuring that you fully comply with the ISO27001 standard and protect the crucial intellectual assets of your organisation, namely your confidential information, relationships and reputation.’

The Information Security & ISO27001 Staff Awareness e-learning course is designed to increase employees’ awareness of the ISO27001 requirements and thereby reduce the organisation’s liability due to security failures.

The course not only familiarises learners with the basics of information security, including security threats via emails, the Internet and at the workplace, but also introduces the policies on incident reporting and responses.

One year user licences can be purchased one-at-a-time for just £45 each from www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3338 , or in bulk at discounted prices. For larger numbers of users, a customisable version of the course is available which enables clients to closely tie the eLearning content to their own procedures and culture.