Intelligent Decisions, Inc., Partners With Cypherpath on New Serious Game-Based, Immersive Employee Training for Securing Sensitive Information

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Agent Surefire Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Employee Training Designed to Bridge the Daily Experiences of Federal Employees with the Key Methods for Securing Information

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Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a premier global IT systems integrator, today announced a new partnership with Cypherpath to deliver Agent Surefire – a first-of-its-kind, Serious Game-based immersive employee training platform designed to reduce losses when it comes to securing sensitive information in the workplace. Protecting valuable information assets inside the office environment is heavily reliant on employees’ actions and decisions. As a result, this Cypherpath and ID partnership will help ensure that agencies are able to bridge the daily experiences of Federal employees with the key methods for securing sensitive information.

In Agent Surefire’s immersive simulation environment, the learning context becomes almost identical to that of the real office. And, just like in reality, an office may have dozens of security vulnerabilities. So this unique training platform is empowered to think the way an auditor and/or inspector does and looks for violations.

This training product not only makes retention near-perfect, but the game setting also challenges the employee to correctly identify vulnerabilities against a game score. This removes the resistance to an otherwise boring training and makes learning effortless.

“The majority of internal breaches within the workplace consist of human errors that, ultimately, create susceptibility and compromise information,” said Gino Antonelli, Intelligent Decisions’ executive vice president. “Cypherpath’s Agent Surefire is a common sense, highly-effective training approach that helps employees recognize and fulfill their essential role in safeguarding sensitive information.”

“Intelligent Decisions is a well-respected solutions provider and offers a unique launch pad for Agent Surefire, especially in light of their expertise in integrating the most sophisticated technology on the market,” said Art Payne, senior vice president and founder of Cypherpath. “Using the Award Winning MAVI engine, Cypherpath will introduce at least two new games in 2012 focusing on critical infrastructure protection and a second that expands on the existing game principles to provide broader levels of play.”

Agent Surefire is centered on the most natural way to learn, what is commonly known as “hands-on” or “situation-evaluation-decision-action.” The story line involved in the training challenges the employee to find enough clues to incriminate an insider threat, or “mole,” leaking out intellectual assets. Easy to navigate, the entire game-based training has four-directional controls that do not require previous game experience. The average training completion time is 40 minutes.

Cypherpath is a group of thought leaders and cyber security experts who enable individuals and organizations to become and stay cyber ready. The company’s capabilities help organizations build an effective, mission-focused cyber security work force, expand current capabilities and keep up with demand.

In addition, Cypherpath’s learning products grow organizations’ capabilities by presenting role-based, certification and customized training options to develop personnel with the right cyber security knowledge, skills and abilities. Cypherpath’s strategies minimize the fragmentation, overlap, or duplication of the limited cyber security training offerings on the market today.

To learn more about Agent Surefire, please go to http://www.Cypherpath.com.

About Intelligent Decisions:
Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Intelligent Decisions (ID) is a premier global systems integrator that for more than 20 years has provided a broad range of innovative, IT professional services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions to the federal government. ID partners and clients include the National Security Agency, U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Cisco, Dell, IBM and Microsoft. For more information, visit http://www.intelligent.net or call toll-free (800) 929-8331.

About Cypherpath LLC
Headquartered in the Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) building in Herndon, VA, Cypherpath through its partnerships serves Educational Institutions, Commercial Fortune 500 companies, Intelligence Agencies, Cyber Cops, Federal and State Governments, and SMBs. Are you CyberReady? For more information, visit http://www.cypherpath.com or call toll free 855.297.4377.

Contact:
Michele Anapol
O: (703) 840-6050
C: (703) 862-3033
manapol(at)intelligent(dot)net

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