ESTec provides consultants and then offers expert lecturers and
seminar-speakers with the materials needed to train and refresh
personnel who deal with information assets within your company.
Our experts can help to design and implement security awareness
programs. Awareness programs can result in a major improvement in
information security at a relatively low cost to the organization.
Most employees want to maintain security, and all they need to have
is a refresher course in the goals and policies of the company in
regard to information access. The existence of the program also
reminds employees that security is important within the organization.
Customer: A Large American Utility
Services: Security Awareness program development
Problem: Management felt that personnel needed to be reminded of
the written policies and standards in regard to information security
and wished this teaching to originate in a third party.
Solution: An ESTec consultant custom developed three training courses,
one for managers, one for systems administrators, and one for users.
The consultant presented the courses and also trained the trainers
to give the courses to existing pwersonnel or to new personnel entering
The initial testing of the courses received such high reviews that
management rolled out the course to 20,000 users, 1,000 managers,
and 400 systems administrators.
Results: After the course was complete, the rate of reported information
security problems and incidents rose dramatically, while the number
of successful intrusions dropped by more than half. The latter represented
a saving in the hundreds of thousands per year, while the administrators
reported an increased awareness of security matters.