|[June 10, 2014]
Security Innovation Releases "PCI Essentials" the Definitive On-line Security Awareness Training
WILMINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Security Innovation today announced the availability of their PCI (News - Alert)
Essentials eLearning program, developed in partnership with the PCI
Security Standards Council. Designed to reduce the impact of today's
threats to payment card security, PCI
Essentials delivers authoritative and relevant guidance to help
change unsafe computing habits, establish best practices and build a
culture of security.
"Many data breaches are the direct result of uninformed employees that
take actions they shouldn't such as clicking on a phishing link or
inserting an infected USB thumb drive," said Bob Russo, general manager,
PCI SSC. "An effective security awareness program drives behavioral
changes by exposing staff to simple measures they can take to reduce
risks and help protect sensitive payment data."
"The human factor is the one that most puts organizations at risk", said
Dr. Larry Ponemon, Founder of The Ponemon Institute (News - Alert). "Research�shows
that most employees are not getting trained on security topics relevant
to their job and want short training that ties into their day to day
PCI Essentials, part of the PCI Security Awareness Education program,
equips staff with the knowledge needed to keep customer and other
sensitive data secure. The training comprises ten highly interactive
modules, each focusing on a critical area of cardholder and
information security needed for compliance with the organizational
readiness required by the PCI DSS.
"As a long time eLearning partner to the PCI SSC and many other
organizations, Security Innovation has created impactful on-line
training to help drive behavioral change for people tasked with
protecting sensitive data", said Ed Adams, CEO of Security Innovation.
"By leveraging proven learning methodologies and creating content that
is relevant and memorable, PCI Essentials will have a tangible impact on
knowledge retention and staff awareness."
Essentials has been designed for large and small organizations
alike. Courses are available through the Security Innovation Education
Portal or they can be hosted by organization's own Learning Management
Systems. The courses are available directly from Security Innovation or
from a growing worldwide network of partners.
Security Innovation also released PCI Insider's Guide to PCI 3.0 earlier
this year, which provides a comprehensive review of the intent,
interpretation and implementation of the major changes in the newest
version of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0.
About PCI Essentials
PCI Essentials introduces Wheelz, a lively robotic guide from a
retro-futuristic world to deliver interactive and engaging guidance on
how to protect sensitive data. Each of the ten modules takes
approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be deployed in any sequence
and at any time to meet specific training requirements.
The topics covered are:
Protecting Cardholder Data
Email and Browser Security
Avoiding Social Engineering
Mobile Device and Tablet Security
Social Media Safety
Security While Working Remotely
Avoiding Malicious Downloads
Updating Software and Anti-Virus Programs