Marketing and Communications

Raising information security awareness

Published on 19 April, 2013 - 16:14 by annieboulanger Marketing and Communications
Experience has taught us that the human factor plays a very important role in information security.This presentation addresses:How we can improve security awareness with strong training, communication and reinforcement tools.How the most successful organizations develop a winning strategy to overcome information security threats.Enjoy! Raising information security awareness from Terranovatraining

Efficient follow-ups to ramp-up your awareness campaign

Published on 10 June, 2011 - 15:23 by annieboulanger Marketing and Communications, Planning
Problem: One of the recurrent questions asked is: How to ramp-up an information security campaign?  Sometimes, getting the participation of people just feels like a walk in the desert… Where is everybody!? The question is complex as there are manyProblem: One of the recurrent questions asked is: How to ramp-up an information security campaign?  Sometimes, getting the participation of people just feels like a walk in the desert… Where is everybody!? The question is complex as there are many...

How about an online training in a classroom?

Published on 3 June, 2011 - 17:47 by annieboulanger Courses, Marketing and Communications
One of the very first questions my clients often ask me is: How do I train manual workers with no experience of an e-learning environment or with no computer? I tell them: How about an online training in a classroom environment with a facilitator? We all have an idea of the benefits of online training versus in class training. Just to name a few: •    The just-in-time access •    The reduced travelling costs •    The increased of  consistency •    The general overall reduced cost per...

Terranova Training in partnership with Scotiabank Wins Bronze Brandon Hall Learning Technology Award

Published on 26 May, 2011 - 14:10 by annieboulanger Courses, Marketing and Communications, Other
Montreal, May  2011 - Terranova Training, a leader in innovative learning, has won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for technology excellence in the Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Compliance Training category. The course Information Security and Privacy – It’s Everybody’s Business, was submitted by both, Terranova Training and its client, Scotiabank. The course was launched on July 19, 2010, in two languages, English and French, to almost 40,000 Scotiabank employees in...

Information Security 4 Steps to Behavior Change

Published on 13 May, 2011 - 10:09 by annieboulanger Marketing and Communications
Awareness Is Not Training 4 Steps to Behavior Change Turn your weakest link into your first line of defense Most security risks are driven in practice by the lack of a well-defined and managed information security (IS) culture, with errors and breaches frequently caused by human error and a failure to follow procedure.  Most analysts and information security officers agree that humans are the weakest links of any information security framework. With adequate behavior change, you can turn your...

Be afraid…be very afraid of the human factor

Published on 13 September, 2010 - 22:19 by Terranova email attack, human factor, phishing, Marketing and Communications, News, Planning
The hacking attack on Google earlier this year is an excellent example of how an unsuspecting employee can undermine all the security controls that might be in place in an organization. The primary reason the attack was successful was due to an employee clicking on a link in a phishing email directing them to a website set up by the attackers, which then downloaded malware onto the employee’s computer. Once through, the attackers were able to infiltrate Google’s internal systems. (reference -...

What we can learn from Seth Godin

Published on 19 April, 2010 - 13:18 by Terranova security awareness games, security awareness training, security videos, Seth Godin, Marketing and Communications
I was reading Seth Godin’s blog entry today http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ (yes…he is a marketing guru and no he is neither an education psychologist nor does he have a PhD in Education, at least as far as I know).  Seth is a best selling author, entrepreneur and agent of change. So what does this have to do with Security Awareness training or any training for that matter? For any corporate training to be adopted by an entire organization you need to understand how to market it effectively. A...

How to win a gold medal with your security awareness program

Published on 15 February, 2010 - 14:56 by Terranova awareness, communication, Security Awareness, Marketing and Communications, Planning
To win the gold...a corporate security awareness program aims to make all the employees understand and appreciate not only the value of the company's information assets but also the consequences in case these assets are compromised. In theory, the process is straightforward and painless. But as every IT/security manager knows, in real life, an awareness program can be a huge headache - especially in a large enterprise. How do you plan correctly when implementing a security awareness program?...

A clean desk policy gone too far

Published on 15 January, 2010 - 11:46 by Terranova clean desk policy, communication, marketing, Marketing and Communications, Planning
I had dinner with a good friend last night and the discussion, as usual, lingered toward work-related topics. The company that she works for (a large multi-national company) recently decided to enforce a clean desk policy for security purposes.  Nothing wrong with that, except; this company did it to the extreme. Employees can not have even a small amount of anything on their desk. If they do happen to leave an item on their desk, a note goes into their employee file and points are taken off of...

Rolling Out a Successful Information Security Awareness Training Program

Published on 25 May, 2009 - 12:20 by Terranova Compliance, NIST, Project Team, Marketing and Communications, Planning, Reinforcement Tools
You’ve identified the need for an ISATP, but now you’re trying to put together an effective plan that will ensure measured success and results for your organization. The success of your ISATP is in the planning of all stages of the training project. Training is a cyclical and ongoing process and should be treated as a project that has many phases and is continuous. Most organization’s engage in ISATP because they need to meet certain guidelines or compliancy standards. What many fail to...