...studies indicate that more than 70% of data loss can be attributed to human error...
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 15, 2010
VantagePoint Security, a leader in information security, today launched a series of web-based eLearning courses aimed at helping companies add a third line of defense toward protecting their confidential data. By training all staff members in an organization on the essentials of security awareness – whether its information security, customer data and payment information, or mobile computing – companies of all sizes can greatly increase their security measures and lessen the chances of a catastrophic breach.
“Most corporate IT teams implement strong hardware and software solutions to fortify a company against security leaks and potential data loss. This is a great line of defense, however studies indicate that more than 70% of data loss can be attributed to human error,” said Terry Zajic, VantagePoint Security’s Managing Partner. “Every individual within the organization unknowingly is a potential breach for the security measures IT has instilled.”
Designed by leading security consultants and industry experts, the VantagePoint Security eLearning courses provide a cost-effective way to educate staff on the many areas where a company’s information security may be breached. The courses help employees to understand their role in the company’s security measures, and give them the tools they need to develop good data protection habits and recognize potential threats.
“Our eLearning courses are based on our real-world experience working with international companies to address their security concerns. Each course is designed to help organizations of all sizes better safeguard their data through awareness training,” stated Zajic.
The first two courses in the eLearning series are available immediately. Introduction to Information Security arms staff with the critical knowledge they need to help protect data, networks and confidential information from unintentional or deliberate security breaches by addressing security vulnerabilities that occur in the course of everyday business computing from weak passwords to network-based attacks. Secure Mobile Computing builds on this by delving into the crucial security vulnerabilities staff faces while working out of the office —lost or stolen laptops, compromised confidential information, and unsecured networks. Both courses are intended for the non-technical audience. All eLearning courses are SCORM compliant and meet the regulatory compliance requirements for security awareness training. More information can be found at http://www.vantagepointsecurity.com/elearning.html
About VantagePoint Security:
VantagePoint Security™ is a leader in business and information security services to leading companies worldwide. Its security consultants help organizations to identify and better manage security risks that could adversely impact their business, freeing them to pursue their business goals. The company employs recognized industry standards across its Security Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Business Recovery Planning, Managed Risk Services and eLearning programs in order to offer a broad range of benefits to companies that require additional security expertise as well as to those that lack dedicated security staff. For more information, visit http://www.vantagepointsecurity.com.
For more information about VantagePoint Security, contact Terry Zajic, (425) 454-5455 or Shannon Yost at CapacityGroup, Inc. syost (at) capacitygroup (dot) com, (206) 219-5378.
Web Site: http://www.vantagepointsecurity.com/