Kaspersky has announced the launch of an all-new Cybersecurity for Executives Online Training, crucial for today’s digital businesses and entrepreneurs. The cybersecurity training is essential for risk management, crisis response, while also empowering business leaders when making effective informed decisions during security incidents.
Cooperation between IT security teams and company boards has never been more important – or beneficial for business – with more than 60% of managers globally admitting that miscommunication around IT security within their organisation has led to at least one cybersecurity incident. And with one in two IT workers saying that one of the toughest topics to discuss with non-IT executives is anything that involves expanding the IT security budget, the new training course aims to change this mindset. It will highlight the importance of IT security awareness as a business leader’s responsibility and teaching business leaders how to be on the same page with IT staff.
Fostering a stronger security culture within the organisation, the new training program aims to raise attendees’ awareness about the modern cybersecurity threat landscape and introduce them to the proper use of cybersecurity skills, as successful cyberattacks and breaches lead, at best, to headaches for a company’s IT, with minor disruptions to internal systems. At worst, they can devastate an organisation.
The Cybersecurity for Executives Online Training was created by Kaspersky’s top managers and leading cybersecurity experts. Course participants learn the basics of cybersecurity through a tutor-led online video course, covering six main learning modules:
- Introduction to cybersecurity
- Cyber risks for businesses
- Cyberattacks and attackers’ tools
- Protecting yourself and your company from cyberattacks
- Managing the consequences of cyberattacks
- The future of cybersecurity
The course has brought together a stellar line-up of the company’s speakers, including Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s founder and CEO, Andrey Suvorov, Head of Kaspersky OS Business Unit, Igor Kuznetsov, Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) Director, Yuliya Novikova, Head of Digital Footprint Intelligence, and Lavinia Rossi, Head of Enterprise Sales, Global Sales. The training is delivered in a microlearning format with tests focusing on the knowledge, practical guidelines and checklists managers need for business cybersecurity.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, said: “Digital technologies have a profound impact on business – bringing greater opportunities, cost optimisation, the ability to scale globally, and many other benefits. As the security and reliability of these technologies have a direct impact on an organisation’s performance, overseeing cybersecurity is turning into one of the essential duties of a responsible business leader. With this course, we aim to help those in leadership positions by training them on cybersecurity fundamentals, and sharing considerations that executives need to take into account to ensure that their businesses stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals.”
With cybersecurity requiring the active involvement not only of CISOs and IT, but of non-technical leadership as well, with a shared commitment to building a culture of cybersafety throughout the organisation, course attendees also benefit from access to materials that can be used on a daily basis and distributed throughout any organisation.
To reinforce new knowledge, the course includes practical tasks for attendees and self-assessment questions at the end of each topic. When users have completed the program, they will receive a Kaspersky certificate of completion.
In total, it contains 50 lessons of three-to-six minutes each. It can be provided via access to a cloud platform or in SCORM to be integrated into a company’s learning management system.
The program is part of Kaspersky’s Security Awareness portfolio, which offers a range of engaging training options to boost employees’ cybersecurity awareness and empower them to play their part in the overall cybersafety of an organisation.