Kaspersky has announced the launch of its all-new Cybersecurity for Executives Online Training. This training course is essential for risk management and crisis response scenarios, and also empowers business leaders to make effective, informed decisions during security incidents.
Fostering a strong 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.
The Cybersecurity for Executives Online Training was created by Kaspersky’s top managers and leading cybersecurity experts. Course participants will learn the basics of cybersecurity through a tutor-led online video course, covering six main learning modules:
- Introduction to cybersecurity
- Cyber risks for businesses
- Cyberattacks and attackers’ tools
- Protecting yourself and your company from cyberattacks
- Managing the consequences of cyberattacks
- The future of cybersecurity
The course also offers a wide range of company speakers including Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s founder and CEO, Andrey Suvorov, Head of Kaspersky OS 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.
“Digital technologies have a profound impact on business, bringing greater opportunities, cost optimisation, the ability to scale globally, and many other benefits,” said Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky. “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 learnings from the course, it 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 and can be accessed via 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.