Our organization has defined procedures for maintaining staff's cyber security awareness.These may include e.g. the following things:
Training should focus on the most relevant security aspects for each job role and include often enough the basics, which concern all employees:
A log is kept of the cyber security training events provided by the organization to its staff. The log can be used to show what kind of specific investments the organization has made towards staff's cyber security expertise.
For each training the documentation should include:
The organization needs to remind employees of their roles and security responsibilities. The reminder reinforces staff security awareness, safe practices and compliance with guidelines and legal requirements related to their job role.
Before granting access rights to data systems with confidential information employees have:
The effectiveness of cyber security training is regularly evaluated. The evaluation may include e.g. the following perspectives:
By informing the units on the most important cyber security issues for them and in the language they understand, great strides can be made at the level of cyber security as staff have a better understanding of why different policies and rules apply. Informing can include distributing cyber guidelines in small chunks, various campaigns (e.g. “Security Day”), leaflets, newsletters, competitions or other similar elements.
Security informing may also be referred to as an "awareness program".
Training arranged before granting access rights applies not only to new employees but also to those who move to new tasks or roles, especially when the data systems used by the person and the security requirements related to the job role change significantly with the change of job role. The training is arranged before the new job role becomes active.