Introduction To Insider Threat Awareness

Overview

The Insider Threats Awareness Training is a focused program designed to educate participants about the risks associated with insider threats within an organisational context.

This course aims to raise awareness among employees at all levels, equipping them with the knowledge to recognise and report potential insider threats.

By fostering a culture of vigilance and understanding, organisations can enhance their overall security posture and mitigate the impact of insider-driven risks.

Objectives

  • Foster a deep understanding of what insider threats are and the potential risks they pose to the organisations.
  • Encourage participants to be vigilant and observant, recognising potential indicators of insider threats in their day-to-day activities.
  • Educate participants on security best practices, emphasising the importance of secure data handling, communication, and the protection of sensitive information.
  • Empower employees to actively report suspicious activities, creating a culture where reporting is encouraged and perceived as a collective responsibility.
  • Equip participants with the knowledge to recognise and resist social engineering tactics, thereby reducing the risk of falling victim to manipulation.
  • Establish a culture of security consciousness at all levels of the organisation, where each employee plays a vital role in maintaining a secure work environment.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the spectrum of Insider Threats
  • Common insider threat indicators
  • Importance of safeguarding sensitive information and business assets
  • Recognising changes in co-worker behaviour
  • Recognising manipulation attempts and phishing attacks.
  • Communications best practices
  • Guidelines on reporting suspicious activities
  • Familiarisation with organisational policies related to insider threats.
  • Understanding the role of each employee in maintaining a secure environment.

Benefits

By the end of the Insider Threats Awareness Training, participants will be equipped with a heightened awareness of potential insider threats.

This awareness contributes to a more vigilant workforce and establishes a foundation for a culture of security within the organisation.

This proactive approach aids in early detection, reporting, and mitigating insider threats, ultimately strengthening the organisation’s resilience against internal risks.

Who Should Attend

This course is essential for all employees across different departments and levels within an organisation. From executives to front-line staff, creating awareness about insider threats is crucial for fostering a collective commitment to organisational security.

Prerequisite

None.

Course Length:

Online and self-paced.

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