Cooperation between IT security teams and company boards has never been more important – or beneficial for business – with more than 60% of managers admitting that miscommunication around IT security within their organization has led to at least one cybersecurity incident. And with one in two IT worker 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 organization, 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
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:
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 KasperskyOS 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
organization’s performance, overseeing cybersecurity is turning into one of
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 organization, course attendees also benefit from access to materials that can be used on a daily basis and distributed throughout any organization.
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 organization.
To register, or for more information on Cybersecurity for Executives Online Training, visit the Kaspersky Expert Training website.
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection, specialized security products and services, as well as Cyber Immune solutions to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help over 220,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.