Terranova Security announced a partnership with Security Innovation, an authority in software security training for IT professionals. The partnership addresses a key business need for many organizations today: creating a unified culture of cyber security through role-based security awareness training.
Those managing cyber security-related training at organizations face a unique challenge in creating a strong cyber security culture. Different individuals and departments require security awareness training specific to their roles and responsibilities. This reality can lead to organizations often using multiple cyber security training programs to train employees, which can increase the costs and resources related to these initiatives and blind spots when it comes to various cyber threats.
Knowledge workers typically require more generalized training around topics like email safety, identifying phishing attempts, and strong password best practices. Conversely, IT staff may need more specialized training around how technology assets can be targeted and what can be done to nullify threats. However, technical teams like developers can require training in both areas to ensure that they’re not only securing software and data but that they’re not falling victim to an email phishing attempt.
By asking users to toggle between multiple training programs to receive the necessary training, organizations may confuse and demotivate employees, leading to a weaker overall cyber security culture.
With Terranova Security recognized for providing security awareness training for non-IT staff and Security Innovation known for providing outstanding security awareness training for IT staff, each organization’s offering will now be bolstered by more comprehensive content. The result is a seamless experience for the customer, both from a platform and a learning perspective.
“Organizations need a one-stop shop for security awareness training. This training must not only be simple but effective. It must be able to arm every employee with the knowledge they need to be cyber aware, regardless of what their role in the organization is,” said Lise Lapointe, Terranova Security CEO. “Through this partnership with Security Innovation, we’re creating a training offering that can be the one source of truth for cyber security leaders and ultimately, their employees.”
“Both companies take a role-based approach to ensure only necessary training is taken for the job function,” said Lisa Parcella, VP of Product Management & Marketing at Security Innovation. “Customers now also get to benefit from our joint hands-on, simulated approaches so they can expect similar high-quality results. This will make the training process unified, ubiquitous, and highly effective.”
The partnership will provide customers and their employees with access to a wide array of security awareness training. Courses will include:
- Methodologies backed by science – Modeled on the ADDIE approach (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation), courses will be engaging, informative, and presented to the end user in a digestible manner.
- Hands-on simulations – Used to determine if knowledge is being absorbed and applied correctly in daily activities, simulations are a powerful tool to reduce risks associated with common cyber threats and related user behaviors.
- The removal of complexity – Stripping away unnecessary elements, customer success programs help with the roll-out, learning path creation, measurement, communications, and goal setting, so end users get the awareness training they need in a fast and straightforward way.
For organizations looking to take advantage of the new partnership, Terranova Security and Security Innovation offer one free year of security awareness training for every three years purchased.