Security Awareness Training Modules: Key Benefits and Features

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Security Awareness Training Modules: Key Benefits and Features

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Interactivity

  • Focused, "bite-sized" training – Each of our modules provides an average of 5 to 15 minutes of training about a specific security topic. End users participate in several lessons and end-of-lesson “challenges” to test their understanding of the materials. Our approach is a stark contrast to monolithic training methods, which bombard users with multiple topics in a much lengthier presentation, with quizzes that are not integrated within the training.
  • Employee-driven interactivity – End users must interact with our modules; they set the pace and drive progress, and they are required to exhibit a baseline level of proficiency on each lesson’s challenge before progressing. Modules can easily be completed in a single session, but users can use our Resume feature to bookmark their progress and restart a lesson or challenge at a later time if needed.
  • Immediate feedback – End users receive feedback on each challenge question, whether it’s right or wrong. This helps them learn at every step; they will understand why their selection was correct or incorrect rather than seeing a basic "right/wrong" indicator.

Reporting

We go well beyond “training completed” tallies to give you insightful reporting about your training assignments. Dynamic filtering, bar charts, and statistical comparisons give you both high-level and granular looks at your employees’ results and help you gather the business intelligence you need to effectively manage and tailor your efforts. Plus, our Training Leaderboard provides a dashboard-like view of top-performing individuals and departments, making it easy to apply gamification principles to your program to further motivate and engage participants.

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Customization Center

Customization Center is part of the Proofpoint Security Education Platform. It enables administrators to edit their Training Modules to match defined policies and be more relevant within their organization. The closer the content adheres to your company’s security policies, guidelines, and roles, the more effective the training will be for your end users.

Our self-service customization gives you the greatest flexibility in personalizing content. With Customization Center, you can:

  • Leverage an industry-first Learning Science Evaluator, which provides guidance on personalized content to ensure it adheres to Learning Science Principles and continues to change behavior
  • Manipulate most visible text, including quiz questions and text across all supported locales, to personalize the content for your organization
  • Create your own role-based training for individual functions, departments or regions at your company to ensure they are relevant to those specific users or groups
  • Ensure your training content remains consistent for multinational audiences with managed languages
  • Remove lesson content and associated quiz questions that might not apply to your organization (content can be removed from all locales)
  • Change the passing score for each module to align with the knowledge level and cybersecurity maturity or culture of your organization

Other Customization Options

In addition to Customization Center, our Training Jackets allow you to add custom and personalized content to the beginning and end of each training module. You can remind users about specific organization policies, attach a training completion certificate, include a policy acknowledgment screen and more. In the Security Education Platform, if you adjust the password policy, that policy will automatically display in Password Protection Series modules.

Auto-Enrollment

  • Automatic training assignments based on assessment results – Our unique Auto-Enrollment feature — which is available with our ThreatSim® Phishing Simulations and our Predefined CyberStrength® Knowledge Assessments — allows you to automatically deliver training to your most susceptible users. When Auto-Enrollment is enabled, any user who clicks on a ThreatSim simulated phishing attack or who falls below a preset proficiency score on a Predefined CyberStrength assessment can be automatically assigned the licensed training module(s) of your choice.
  • Intuitive learning management system (LMS) – You can access and assign all licensed training modules via our feature-rich, SaaS-based Security Education Platform. Within this purpose-built LMS, you can also customize and schedule assignment reminders and other program communications.
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Mobile Support and User Accessibility

The majority of our modules are now available in a mobile-responsive format. This gives your users the flexibility to take training anytime, anywhere, on any type of connected device. Our interactive and game-based modules conform to the U.S. Section 508 standard and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standard, which ensures that all available mobile-responsive modules can be accessed and completed by end users with disabilities.

Seamless Integration

Though our training modules can be used alone and serve as the centerpiece of your security awareness and training program, we recommend integrating your educational activities with our assessment and reinforcement tools. The standard interactive and game-based modules are SCORM compliant for seamless integration into an existing learning management system (LMS). And both our CyberStrength and ThreatSim products support Auto-Enrollment of all training modules. This automatically links assessments and follow-up education, and our Security Awareness Materials reinforce the key messages and best practices delivered in our modules.

Awareness Video Campaigns: Key Benefits and Features

Customizable Content

Awareness Video Campaign materials are accessible via our Security Awareness Materials portal and can be downloaded for your local use at any time during the length of your license. Once you obtain the files, you can add custom wrapper content to the beginning and end of each video (the video content itself is non-customizable). Companion posters and images — which use design elements and key messages from the videos — can be used to create signs, giveaways, screensavers, and other visual elements to further enhance your awareness initiatives and keep the conversation going. Incorporate logos and other company-specific information on the companion posters and use the images to create campaign elements that will resonate within your organization.

Multinational Support

Multinational organizations can deliver training in more than 35 languages, which can be selected from a drop-down menu. Our Video Training Modules offer in-language audio for six languages: English, Parisian French, German, Italian, Japanese and European Spanish. Our professionally translated and localized content provides effective, consistent training to employees in all office locations. Items like domains, brands/logos, character names, currencies and regional references (like dates/times and addresses) are language-appropriate. This creates a more personal, relevant and engaging learning experience for your global users.

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Security Awareness Materials: Key Benefits and Features

Customizable Content

Our Security Awareness Materials can be downloaded from our portal. And they include original files so you can add your own logo, contact information, or make other modifications to the materials.

Easy Access to Materials

Our easy-to-use online portal gives you unlimited access to our Security Awareness Materials. These training-related posters, slide decks, infographics, newsletters, images, articles, and more are available for direct download at any time during the length of your license.

Variety of Formats and Styles

Our ever-expanding library of content is available in a wide variety of formats to reinforce content from our Training Modules. This includes:

  • PDFs
  • Posters
  • Infographics
  • Images/Screensavers
  • Articles
  • Newsletters
  • Miscellaneous

You can see the different styles available to suit your organization by viewing our security awareness materials.

Multinational Support

Most of our Security Awareness Materials are available in 20 languages, so multinational organizations can reinforce best practices in offices around the globe.

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