As many of us know, October is Security Awareness Month — an event sponsored by governments and countries around the world. The purpose is to focus on and promote safe online security practices for organizations and at-home environments. This month can be exciting for us security awareness professionals, as it allows us to be creative while leveraging our passion and deliver an experience that goes far beyond just mandatory annual training. But it can also be stressful as all eyes are on you to deliver something amazing that both engages and trains your workforce. For such a big event, now is the time to start planning. Fortunately for you, we have the perfect solution – Snack Attack!
Snack Attack! is a fun, highly interactive series of challenges that enables and trains your workforce on one of the biggest risks facing organization’s globally: ransomware. A key outcome of this training is your workforce will exhibit far more secure behaviors, preventing ransomware infections. This training, additionally, is in many ways an interactive assessment. How people score can help you identify your workforce’s strengths and weaknesses.
You and your team are then provided with actionable recommendations and training steps on how to grow, improve, and strengthen your workforce based on the training results. When you combine all three elements — active engagement, impactful training, and actionable results – you not only have a highly successful October, but you will build your credibility and reputation with your security team and leadership.
So, how does this work? In this game, your workforce is transported to a not-so-distant future in which increasingly devious ransomware attacks are causing havoc. Their job will be to investigate clues from these attacks, identify the behavior that allowed the attackers to proliferate, and thwart these attacks by demonstrating strong cyber resilience. The training consists of a series of four training modules, each of which covers a unique theme and delivers a progressive challenge to your learners to keep everyone engaged.
This training was designed to be both simple and flexible to deploy, while allowing you to deliver an engaging multi-week program. We know just how limited your time is and we want you to be successful.
- Challenges are broken down into four separate modules, each pre-packaged so you can assign and track progress via your own internal Learning Management System
- Training is designed for a global workforce and available in 15 languages
- Platform has accessibility features for learner access
- Includes program support tools to help drive adoption
- Features a dashboard to track your workforce's performance
October is your month to shine. But with all eyes on you, it can be overwhelming delivering a high-impact event while still training your workforce the other eleven months of the year. Snack Attack! has been designed to solve that problem for you. As a pre-packaged solution it is easy to deploy, manage, and track. Highly interactive, it is designed to engage and train a global workforce. With the data you collect, you can also identify strengths and weaknesses to grow and improve, to include data and actionable items you can provide leadership.
As always, our job at SANS Security Awareness is not only to make your program successful, but you successful also. Contact us here to learn more.