Security is about people. Period! Computers don't attack computers, people do.
Seminole, FL (PRWEB) April 25, 2007
The new Security Awareness Training Course, Assessment and Certification for 2007/08 is now available from The Security Awareness Company. Winn Schwartau, one of the pioneers and leading security experts in the world, has produced a half hour course that meets the needs and requirements of most Enterprises in the private sector and government.
SA2007 is the latest, innovated and most updated, non-technical overview of Security Awareness available today. According to Director of Business Development, Jackie Baumann, "For five years running we have been supplying the business community with the finest non-technical user training you can get."
Security Awareness 2007 is intended for non-technical computer users of all kinds from any enterprise, government and education, as well as being suitable for home users. It is available in flash with audio format and silent format.
Baumann added, "We have many thousands of students in our on-line schools. For a single student retail price of only $6, any Internet user can take the Course and receive a certificate. Corporate and government users will of course save a great deal with their large user populations."
SA2007 is designed to be easily edited to meet the needs of any Enterprise. Adding Security Policies, specific Help Desk and Reporting procedures is extremely simple and fast. Organizations that must follow HIPAA, Sox or other compliance regulations will find that SA2007 will certainly meet their needs. In just 1/2 hour, users will learn the basics of Information Security and Privacy so they can understand and apply security policy and compliance.
The Introduction to Security Awareness 101 explains Security Awareness, its importance to individuals and companies, describing the security problems we all face, the threats, the costs and who the bad guys are.
Schwartau has developed a superb taxonomy: The Top-10 of Security Awareness. In it, he and SA2007 cover "Who Ya Gonna Call?", Incident Response, Password handling, Viruses, WORMs, Malicious Code and Denial of Service.
Of course privacy is part of any security effort and SA2007 delves into that as well. The course also covers software copyright issues, downloading, time based security, Bots, Phishing, Spam, Physical Threats to Information Systems and the Human Element.
Schwartau says, "Security is about people. Period! Computers don't attack computers, people do."
SA2007 contains everything the non-technical computer user needs to know. The quiz/assessment consists of 25 questions with a passing grade of 80%, or 20 correct answers. Students who do not pass the quiz may re-take it in 3 days. When a student has successfully completed the quiz a Certificate of Completion is generated.
The administration system and metrics package provided with the Learning Management System offered as well by The Security Awareness Company, allows organizations to document compliance to regulators and compliance officers.