Trustwave launches cloud-based security education
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 8, 2012, 11:26 a.m.
Trustwave, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, has announced new, cloud-based security education services that enable organisations to better equip their employees to protect themselves and their organisation against growing security risks and compliance missteps.
Trustwave is rolling out enhanced Security Awareness Education courses that cover security and mandate-specific compliance topics, as well as new Secure Code Development training courses designed to help software developers enhance application security.
Organisations that do not invest in security education for their employees put themselves at risk. In investigations of more than 300 security breaches worldwide, Trustwave found that an overwhelming 87 per cent of businesses that had been breached did not have security policies, including security awareness education programmes, in place.
The cloud-based Trustwave Security Education is built on the threat intelligence of Trustwave’s renowned SpiderLabs team of ethical hackers, in collaboration with a global team of compliance experts. These experts conduct security investigations worldwide and ensure training content includes the most up-to-date and relevant information.
Unlike others, Trustwave’s Security Awareness Education Programme delivers across a broad range of critical topics, and is customised for various employee and organisational types. Organisations can select from a range of courses, from mandate-specific compliance best practices to security best practices.
For example, training on establishing strong and effective passwords and recognising and avoiding common traps like spear phishing attacks and targeted malware. The training is now available on popular tablet devices such as the Apple iPad, is easier to use, and is offered in foreign languages. A new course purpose-built for small merchants has been designed to help them recognise common security threats, identify data breaches and train employees on steps to take should a breach occur. To combat growing attacks on web applications, Trustwave now offers a full suite of Secure Code Development courses designed for software developers, which introduces them to theory and best practices around planning, writing and testing secure code.
“One of the most critical links in the security lifecycle is ensuring that employees are educated on security and compliance best practices,” said Leo Cole, Chief Marketing Officer, Trustwave. “By infusing our programme with the intelligence of Trustwave SpiderLabs as well as the best practices of our prominent compliance teams, Trustwave Security Education Services help organisations augment their technology investments and strengthen their security and compliance posture. Our flexible delivery and customised courseware helps employees easily take an active role in decreasing risk and improving threat response, in a way that applies to their specific role within their organisation.”
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