Announcing Haekka 2.0.0

Travis Good
February 1, 2022

Today, we are thrilled to announce the public release of version 2 of Haekka! This new version is built on extensive user feedback. We have over 150 companies using Haekka and over 30,000 users on our platform. We want Haekka to be a trusted partner to the market as companies navigate the shift to workflows performed by remote employees and powered by modern SaaS applications.

Haekka secures the flow of work.

These shifts in work have monumental implications for the security posture of companies, the way that people work, and the ways in which data is shared. Version 2 of Haekka extends our ability to secure the ways in which modern work is done. These new features, which are live this week for all Haekka customers, fall under two themes.

Theme 1: Security Engagement

Security and privacy training is often delivered infrequently — annually, semi-annually, or best case quarterly. This model of training does very little for retention and rarely helps employees make better security decisions. It also does not promote security as a company priority. There’s a better way to deliver security awareness training that improves retention and does not get in the way of work.

Our new platform adds a feature we call Engagements. Haekka Engagements give managers and security leaders the ability to create short messages, delivered via Slack, to individuals, groups, or channels. These Engagements can be ad hoc or recurring (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually). In testing with beta customers, the primary use cases we discovered for Engagements include:

  • security announcements;
  • quizzes / assessments;
  • policy acknowledgements; and
  • security surveys.

In addition to Engagements, we have extended where and how employees can interact with content delivered via Haekka. We intentionally started with training delivered only in Slack. We then extended administrative tasks such as user management and custom content creation to our web dashboard. Now, in version 2, users can consume Haekka training content via the web.

The content delivered on the web is the same as the content delivered in Slack. We intentionally brought the Slack experience of digestible, bite-size training to the web. While we anticipate the majority of current users will continue to consume Haekka content using our Slack application, we want to ensure those that choose to or have to use the web get the same experience.

Theme 2: Training Intelligence

Increasingly, the flow of work requires the use of SaaS apps like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Gusto, Workday, Rippling, Google Workspace, Zendesk, Salesforce, Hubspot, and on and on. Users today, more than ever, are empowered to define how work is done. This new method of work is driven by data — data about customers, data about the company, data about security posture, and more. Our new platform integrates with Gusto and Workday, making it easier for admins to automate training and making the training we deliver more tailored to employee profiles.

What’s next for Haekka?

We exited 2021 with a firm handle on what we needed to build. Version 2 of Haekka, what we’re announcing today, is the first step in building out that vision.

Many of the features planned for 2022 involve deep integrations into SaaS apps so we can be as close to the flow of work as possible. Through these integrations, we can deliver real-time, contextual training when and where it is most needed. We started with Slack and have extended to Gusto and Workday.

Interested in a specific integration? See how Haekka can help, schedule a demo today.