Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity.
Security Awareness training is essential for companies, but can be a daunting task. This year the new General data protection regulation (GDPR) will take effect in Europe. Compliance is necessary for all companies and this new regulation will make it mandatory for many companies to assign a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO) to handle their data security affairs.
Numerous new DPO's will be starting each month on their new jobs, and one of the DPO's main tasks is to handle security awareness training at their company. We know this can be overwhelming when you are starting and it is hard to know where to begin. So we created a simple checklist for the DPO's to help them get started and help make this process at least a little bit easier.
Currently our list contains 24 subjects that every DPO needs to be aware of, but we will be updating this list on a regular basis.
If you feel that anything is missing, we would appreciate to the hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, so now you are the Data Protection Officer. One of your primary duties is awareness raising and training of staff involved in processing operations, a simple task, right?
Last October we had the annual security awareness month and I wonder if security awareness should next be on the agenda after eleven months have passed? I for one sure hope not, I hope security awareness is a subject that should be “on” every month of the year. Security awareness is a subject that needs to be on a constant reminder at an organization, so it´s fresh in the employee’s mind always, not just one month of the year. It is a subject far more important than that.