Comprehensive security awareness training programs are a must have for all modern enterprises. While most organizations face similar information security challenges, a one size fits all approach is not always the best option. There are significant advantages to customizing your security awareness training program. Customization may sound difficult and expensive, but it’s fairly simple and can save you money. Here are a few ways you can customize your Security Awareness Training Course.
Select Your Modules
Not all organizations, or groups within an organization, will be exposed to the same information security threats. Choosing the right training modules is an important choice that can result in significant time savings. Why train employees on a topic that isn’t relevant? Likewise, you may want to provide additional training on topics that are more relevant to your organization. Carefully selecting which training modules and topics you use can save productivity and make your course more effective.
Customize the LMS
Adding your logo and using a custom color palette in the Learning Management System is a simple way to improve the look of your course. While styling doesn’t affect the content of the training, it’s a great way to make employees feel like the material is made for them.
Incorporating company policy into training material is simple and will provide clarification for important topics such as incident reporting. Policy can be difficult to digest in one sitting. By spreading policy throughout the course, you can create bite-sized chunks of information that employees can easily process. You can also include clickable links within a course to expand on particular topics. If an employee wants to know more about the BYOD policy, for example, you could provide them with a link to the detailed policy which they can then print or save to reference at a later time.
Use a Quiz
One way to ensure employees are paying attention to the course material it to quiz them. You can incorporate a quiz before the course starts, if the employee passes they can be exempt from taking the course. This can prove to be a significant savings in productivity. You can also place quiz questions after each module or at the end of the course. Quiz questions can be a combination of true/false and multiple choice. Choose the format that works best for you.