|By Business Wire||
|February 25, 2014 09:10 AM EST||
RSA Conference USA 2014 Booth #532, Tuesday February 25, 2014, Security Mentor, pioneer of security awareness training employees love to take, today announced that Omnicom Media Group, the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), has licensed and will deploy Security Mentor online security awareness training for its 10,000 employees.
The Security Mentor security awareness training program enables companies in every industry to reduce risk by creating a more secure workforce. Employees are given critical security information that leads to fundamental behavior changes and significantly reduces risk to commercial and government organizations.
The need for security awareness training for today’s organizations has never been greater. “Five years ago you had a defined perimeter with more control of your data. With the advent of mobile computing i.e. smartphones, tablets, etc., one can't guarantee where the data will rest,” said Dan Reynolds, VP Chief of Security and Information Architecture for Omnicom Media Group. “Today, your employees are the perimeter. If we are not educating our employees about security, then we are not protecting our business.”
Prior to selecting Security Mentor, Omnicom Media Group had been conducting employee security awareness training using its own “home-baked” program. “Yet when we saw a demo of Security Mentor CORE, we immediately liked the training's rich security content, user-friendly interface and ability to measure training penetration for our employees. This reporting ability is key -- I can easily see who has taken the training and where more follow-up is needed,” said Mr. Reynolds.
“Over the last year, we have seen a significant increase in demand for our employee training as organizations realize technology alone is not enough to protect confidential data. Our customers tell us that employees not only enjoy the training, but that it has a played a significant role in changing employee behavior to reduce risk to their organization,” said Marie White, CEO of Security Mentor. “We are very pleased that Omnicom Media Group has chosen Security Mentor security awareness training to be part of its defense-in-depth security strategy.”
In addition to providing the necessary security awareness training, Security Mentor also will help the Omnicom Media Group meet employee compliance of its security policies. Security Mentor’s new Policy Management service will host Omnicom Media Group’s security policy documentation and provide reporting on employee viewing and acknowledgment of policies. While this new feature will first be used by Omnicom Media Group, Security Mentor will offer this capability to other customers soon thereafter.
About Security Mentor Security Awareness Training
Security Mentor CORE trains employees on 12 important security topics including Phishing, Office Security, Mobile Security, and Information Protection. Brief, interactive lessons give employees critical security information in an easy-to-understand format. The lessons, written by certified information security professionals, can be customized and branded for any organization.
Simple to administer, organizations can take Security Mentor training as a service from Security Mentor's website with username/password authentication or federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM-compliant lessons hosted on an organization’s internal, corporate LMS (Learning Management System). The LMS tracks trainee progress and completion, and provides training status reports.
Security Mentor is demonstrating its security awareness training this week at the RSA Conference USA 2014 at Booth #532.
About Security Mentor
Security Mentor, Inc., pioneer of security awareness training that employees love to take, enables companies in every industry to reduce risk by creating a more secure workforce. Interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format. Our Brief, Frequent, Focused™ training model of 10-minute lessons delivered monthly fits employees’ busy schedules and keeps security top of mind. Training is served from Security Mentor’s Cloud LMS or provided as SCORM-compliant modules. Founded in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments, including the State of Michigan. To learn more, take a look at our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at www.securitymentor.com.
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