Information security online e-learning for staff awareness


Ely, England, 9 May 2011 - IT Governance Ltd, the ISO27001 and information security specialists, today announced further sales of its successful e-learning course: “Information Security & ISO27001 -  Staff Awareness”.

“Staff awareness training is critical to information security and to ISO27001 compliance,” explains IT Governance CEO, Alan Calder. “No matter how many technical controls are implemented, valuable information is not completely secure unless the employees are trained in security awareness policies and procedures.”

Lack of security awareness by users was cited as the second greatest threat facing organisations in the Global Information Security Survey conducted by Ernst & Young as far back as 2004 and, with the proliferation of cyber threats ever since, it is not surprising that ISO27001 places such an emphasis on the need for effective, complete and repeated staff awareness training.

Compliance with ISO27001 means that organisations must carry out staff induction and information security awareness training – and maintain evidence that is has been delivered and that staff understood the lessons. The IT Governance Information Security and ISO27001 e-learning course helps organisations achieve those objectives:

  • The content of this 40-minute course is comprehensive, and tested across years of delivering staff awareness courses to client organisations;
  • Employers can track and evidence training across all members of staff, avoiding that familiar problem of having three people left to train and no more classroom courses planned;
  • Employees can evidence their understanding of the subject by passing the included online test and a copy of the test certificate can be added to employee HR files as evidence of training;
  • e-Learning is cost-effective and requires minimal administrative organisation and employees can do the training in their own time and at their own pace, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the subject matter.

One year user licences can be purchased one-at-a-time for just £45 each, or in bulk at substantially 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 – and it is this easy customization that is particularly driving organisations to deploy the IT Governance Information Security ISO27001 Staff Awareness e-learning Course - a significant step forward in terms of quality and traceability of ISO27001 staff awareness training.

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