Data Security Training


There’s a huge ROI on security awareness training.  A few years ago, a PriceWaterhouseCoopers report calculated the ROI of security awareness training as half a million dollars.

Because most data security breaches involve human error, training can reduce the risk of having breaches. Each member of the workforce is a risk.  The more workforce members who are more careful, the lower the overall risk will be.

The cost of a data security breach is very high.  The average cost of a data breach is more than $150 per record.  Thus, a breach involving 50,000 records would amount to $7.5 million on average.  In contrast, training is quite low in cost. In most cases, training costs less than 1% of what a breach would cost.

Our Data Security Training Program is designed to provide basic data security awareness training to the workforce of global organizations.  The course synthesizes data security best practices and explains them simply.

Recently released in a new version, this course covers the essential topics for protecting the security of confidential data and addresses the latest security threats.

The program focuses on key concepts of data security common to all organizations as well as provides guidance on how to avoid costly data security breaches.

Features of the program include:security awareness training

Easy to customize. 
Anything can readily be changed, added, or removed.  Quiz question scenarios can readily be altered to fit situations employees are encountering.

Easy to use parts of the program Any section or parts of the program can be used independently.

We have two versions of the module.

Extensive Version: This version is 30 minutes long with 10 quiz questions.

Condensed Version: This version is 20 minutes long with 10
quiz questions.

TRANSLATIONS: This course is available in the 4 languages (text and narration – French (CA), Chinese, Italian and Spanish. Also available in UK narration.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn data security best practices
  • Understand why it is critical to use data security best practices on the job
  • Become familiar with key data security practices including encryption, passwords, social engineering, phishing, websites and software, physical access, portable devices and remote access, data disposal, and data breach

There is an epidemic of data breaches these days, and the damage and costs from breaches continue to rise.

Workforce awareness thus plays a crucial role in preventing breaches.  Workforce awareness also helps to detect breaches early on, which is key to mitigating the harm. According to a study, it takes an average of 229 days to discover a hacking attack. A New York Times article aptly stated:

A bleak recap: In the last two years, breaches have hit the White House, the State Department, the top federal intelligence agency, the largest American bank, the top hospital operator, energy companies, retailers and even the Postal Service. In nearly every case, by the time the victims noticed that hackers were inside their systems, their most sensitive government secrets, trade secrets and customer data had already left the building.

Security Awareness Training

Our updated Data Security Training Program can help.  The more aware and vigilant the workforce, the fewer individuals who might do something careless and the more individuals who might detect a breach early on.

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    About TeachPrivacy and Our Training Philosophy

    Daniel Solove Privacy Awareness Training TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Daniel J. Solove, the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He is deeply involved in the creation of all training programs because he believes that training works best when made by subject-matter experts and by people with extensive teaching experience.

    According to Professor Solove: “Great training isn’t about slickness or tricks. It is about teaching. The goal is to make people understand, care, and remember. Great training is made with genuine passion – to make people love training, it must be made with love. Excellent substance is essential. The material must be explained clearly, understandably, and concretely. The content must be short and to the point – and it must be engaging. Slickness and gimmicks can’t compensate for lackluster substance.”

    TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, information security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.

    Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He has taught privacy law every year since 2000, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.