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New ISO27001 eLearning Course Launched

15/03/2011

Ely, England, 15 March 2011 – IT Governance Ltd, the ISO27001 information security specialists, today announced the launch of its latest eLearning course: “Information Security & ISO27001 Staff Awareness” (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3338).

“Information security is critical in the current business environment,” says IT Governance CEO, Alan Calder. “No matter how many security products are implemented, the information in an organization 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 organizations in the Global Information Security Survey conducted by Ernst & Young as far back as 2004 and, with the proliferation of cyber threats ever since, the emphasis on effective, complete and repeated staff awareness training has become ever more intense. eLearning is the most cost-effective way of delivering consistent staff awareness training across today’s organisations.

ISO27001 mandates staff induction and information security awareness training – together with evidence that is has been delivered and that staff understood the lessons. The new IT Governance eLearning 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;
  • eLearning 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 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.

The IT Governance “Information Security & ISO27001 Staff Awareness” (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3338) eLearning course is a significant step forward in terms of quality and traceability of staff awareness training.