How to Choose a Security Awareness Vendor
July 21, 2023
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As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it has become more important than ever before to adopt a security awareness training program that works for your company and for your workforce. Security awareness training is no longer an option, it is a necessity. With all the different vendors and training options available, finding the right security awareness vendor can be a daunting task. In this blog post, we will discuss the key factors to consider when selecting a security awareness training vendor.
One of the most important factors to consider when selecting a security awareness training vendor is to understand your audience. The training program you choose should be tailored to your employees' knowledge, skills, and experience levels. For instance, if your employees have a high level of technical expertise, then the training program should be more advanced.
When choosing a security awareness training vendor, it is important to consider their reputation in the industry. You can do this by researching the vendor's history, reading their customer reviews, and evaluating their industry awards and recognitions.
The content of the security awareness training program should be of high quality and relevant to your organization's specific needs. A good security awareness training program should include a variety of training methods such as videos, quizzes, and interactive exercises. It should also be engaging, informative, and easy to understand.
It is important to choose a vendor that offers a customizable security awareness training program. This means that you can tailor the content to your organization's specific needs and requirements. Customization options should include the ability to add your organization's branding, logo, and messaging.
The cost of the security awareness training program should be reasonable and within your budget. However, it is important not to compromise on the quality of the training program for the price. It is better to invest in a high-quality program that will provide your organization with the necessary skills and knowledge to protect against cyber threats.
How and where security awareness vendors integrate matters today. The most common integrations we get asked about are into authentication systems like Okta and HRIS systems like Bamboo and Workday. Additionally, integration with Slack is a way to bring training or at least notifications and reminders to the tools employees already use.
This is a common ask we get. Many companies want quick, easy, often video-based training for their core required training. With Haekka, we do this by packaging micro lessons into trainings that can be completed in anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.
Selecting the right security awareness training vendor is critical to the success of your organization's cybersecurity efforts. By considering the factors listed above, you can make an informed decision that will provide your employees with the necessary skills and knowledge to protect your organization's assets against cyber threats.
Haekka gives you a simple, powerful LMS built on top of Slack. By leveraging our deep Slack integration, we intelligently assign, deliver, and track training without the need for new logins or platforms.
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