BOTHELL, Wash., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaPro today announced the launch of cybersecurity and data privacy training for executives designed to deliver company leaders streamlined, customizable, and mobile-friendly training that prepares them to combat cybersecurity threats.
Cybercriminals regularly target managing directors and C-level executives because of their elevated access to their company's most sensitive information, necessitating a dedicated training offering built with executives' unique situations in mind. As a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training Vendors for the past three years, MediaPro is uniquely positioned to deliver an offering which treats cybersecurity risks as a business risk that can sink reputation and opportunities.
"As the threat landscape grows in both size and scope, it's vital that C-level executives and managing directors get serious on the privacy and security issues that can decimate their businesses and bottom lines," MediaPro Managing Director Steve Conrad said. "By making executive training mobile-friendly—with video-based components—we've made it easy for busy executives to practice a dedication to security and privacy excellence that others will follow."
While regularly targeted by cybercriminals, executives also face tremendous pressure on their time, which can lead to risky behavior. A 2016 survey found that half of managing directors and C-level executives have used a personal email account to send sensitive business information, while 40% have sent information over an insecure wireless network. MediaPro's Executive Training addresses these scenarios, and more, by framing these situations as business risks that can affect the entire company.
The topics covered in MediaPro's Executive Training were handpicked by executives of client companies and include:
- Remote computing
- Social engineering
- Social media usage
- Global privacy obligations.
Executives who undergo the web-based training can expect real-world case studies, dynamic visuals, and interactive content allowing them to evaluate their existing knowledge, gain immediate feedback, and protect themselves against real risks.
"It's often said that cybersecurity starts at the top. By taking the initiative to engage in training designed for them, leaders can foster an overall culture of awareness while equipping themselves against cyberthreats," said Tom Pendergast, MediaPro's Chief Strategist for Security, Privacy, and Compliance.
To learn more about MediaPro's Executive Training, please visit www.mediapro.com/executive-training, or stop by booth #220 at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, June 12 -15, in National Harbor, Maryland to see the training in-person.
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.
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