OREM, Utah, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Most small-to-medium business employees are not data security experts, yet many are charged with strengthening their organization's data security environment.
Last week, SecurityMetrics, an industry leader in data security and PCI compliance, launched a new educational data security resource–SecurityMetrics Academy–specifically designed to address this problem. Academy is a free program that prepares employees to take on data security challenges at their organization by educating them in the areas of PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, as well as in general data security basics and best practices.
With videos, quizzes, and external resources on topics like security policies and encryption, Academy is aimed at educating SMBs like franchisees, small merchants, and healthcare practices. The new course instructs on ways to address specific cybersecurity risks businesses may face.
The course is broken up into 5 sections:
Policies and Procedures
How to Properly Manage Sensitive Data
How to Respond to a Data Breach
Academy helps merchants close data security and compliance gaps. SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell said, "We are excited to launch this type of free resource that businesses have never really had before. We created Academy to empower merchants. We want to help them understand their real security risks, as well as which compliance mandates they may need to adhere to. Once merchants have a foundational understanding of data security risk and compliance, they can keep coming back to Academy to easily access more information."
About SecurityMetrics SecurityMetrics helps customers close data security and compliance gaps to avoid data breaches. They provide managed data security services and are certified to help customers achieve the highest data security and compliance standards.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor, Qualified Security Assessor, Certified Forensic Investigator, and Managed Security provider SecurityMetrics guides organizations through data security testing and compliance mandates (PCI, HIPAA, GDPR). With over 15 years of forensic investigations, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and compliance audits, SecurityMetrics has tested over 1 million systems for vulnerabilities. The privately held company is headquartered in Orem, Utah where it maintains a Security Operations Center (SOC) and 24/7 multilingual technical support.