"Today, busy security and privacy professionals see the need to create ongoing training and reinforcement programs that effectively mitigate behavioral risk, but there's little guidance on how to design an effective and easy-to-deliver program that's tied to industry standards," said Steve Conrad, MediaPro's managing director. "We take pride in being the first to offer planning capabilities enabling companies of all sizes to understand the behavior risks they are targeting, and dramatically simplify program administration."
The Planning Tool offers highly-visual "roadmaps" for executing an effective plan tied to specific behavioral risks. Depending on their industry and ambition, customers simply choose the plan that's right for them, then tailor it to their needs. A smaller retailer might choose a "Tier 2" plan that includes training on Cybersecurity and PCI, quarterly phishing simulations, and quarterly reinforcement in the form of animated videos and posters.
A larger tech company looking to be a leader in cybersecurity best practices might choose a "Tier 3" plan that calls for a short, engaging online course, followed up with training tailored to specific employee roles. Their program might include monthly reminders on high-risk issues delivered via videos, games, and posters, regular phishing simulation exercises, and ongoing surveys to identify what's working and what's not.
"Most people running awareness programs really do want to enlist their employees in protecting the data that flows through their organizations, but they don't always know what it looks like to run a comprehensive awareness program," said Tom Pendergast, MediaPro's chief strategist for security, privacy, and compliance. "Our Adaptive Planning Tool provides templates for such programs, then lets users expand on and customize their roadmap. They build a plan that aligns their behavioral risks with the business risks that matter to them. The result is a customized awareness program that's simple to build and deploy."
The Adaptive Planning Tool is the latest major addition to MediaPro's Adaptive Awareness Portal, a cloud-based solution that puts all the tools and content needed to deliver an awareness program at the customer's fingertips.
Contact MediaPro here: https://www.mediapro.com/contact-us/ for more information about MediaPro's new Planning Tool.
MediaPro, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive training and reinforcement programs. Over the past two decades, MediaPro has won hundreds of industry awards and is recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training Vendors. For more information, please visit www.mediapro.com, or follow MediaPro on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter.
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