Education and awareness are the best tools we have to build a safer, more secure Internet
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 06, 2014
In the past year, headlines have covered the millions of credit card accounts and user credentials comprised in data breaches, suggesting that any company or organization could be a potential victim of cyber crime. “Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces,” stated President Barack Obama. “When our nation's intellectual property is stolen, it harms our economy, and when a victim experiences online theft, fraud, or abuse, it puts all of us at risk.”
Consumers rely on technology like never before -- to monitor health and national defense, track finances and personal records, even maintain relationships -- and, consequently, demand that companies better protect the increasing amount of personal data they share, or run the risk of losing their loyalty. Rather than outsource IT security to external firms and their experts, everyone in a company’s IT department must be uptrained in security practices to build cyber resiliency across the organization. There simply is no substitute for internal training, planning and being prepared for a cyber threat.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month represents an opportunity to raise awareness around the actions and steps companies can take to protect themselves, and those that trust their personal information to them. “Education and awareness are the best tools we have to build a safer, more secure Internet,” said Emily Eckland, Director of Digital Strategy and Awareness Campaigns, National Cyber Security Alliance. “Protecting our Internet is a responsibility we all share and this October, everyone -– from consumers and small businesses to large corporations and non-profits -– can share the simple, clear message to stay safe online.”
OpenSesame announces a new Cyber Security Training Track specifically designed to provide a starting point for managers and developers to understand cybersecurity threats and begin to develop the tools necessary to combat them. A sample of the learning outcomes from this Cyber Security Training Track’s 14 courses include:
- Understanding the laws that apply to cyber security, user privacy and the consequences associated with security breaches.
- Being able to identify the various threats faced by application programmers and engineers, as well as how to distinguish and combat different intrusion methods.
- Ability to analyze and assess security risks within the development cycle.
“It is imperative that organizations today encourage their IT and regular staff to become fully aware of latest threats to IT security. Educational online courses offer a perfect opportunity for professionals to increase their cyber-security knowledge, become familiar with new security solutions and improve their overall skills”, said Jim Fallon, Engineering & Technology Catalog Manager, SmartPros Ltd.
Learn more about the Cyber Security Training Track offered by OpenSesame here.
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