Encourage Top-Down Participation (the Spread Offense of Cybersecurity Training)
In football, the spread offense is designed to increase efficiency by “spreading” defenders across the field to, in theory, make penetration and tackling more difficult. You can borrow this approach by developing an organization-wide security awareness and training program, one that delivers education to all employees rather than a select few. By increasing your coverage and extending knowledge up and down the corporate ladder, you help to build a culture of security that is both broad and deep. The more people you have participating in your efforts, the more effective those efforts are likely to be.
Don’t Be Afraid to Call an Audible
Sometimes a quarterback decides to call an audible at the line of scrimmage, effectively changing the game plan to respond to what he believes to be an imminent threat. This is something all security awareness training program administrators should confidently be able to do as well. A SaaS-based platform with a variety of awareness and training components, effective measurement tools, and flexible management is a great way to give yourself the agility to address emerging issues and security concerns that present themselves in a constantly evolving marketplace.