Phishing and ISO27001 eLearning shortlisted in Industry awards

October 7, 2016
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It really is an award-winning year for MetaCompliance. First for its software and now for its modern Cyber Security and Compliance eLearning content. Just a week after MetaCompliance learned they were nominated at the 2016 Computing Security Awards, they discovered they were also shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Learning Technologies Awards.

The company were nominated in the “Excellence in the design of learning content – commercial sector” and “Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance” categories. MetaCompliance submitted entries from their Cyber Security and Compliance eLearning library, namely “Essential Phishing Awareness” in the former and “Safeguarding Data for ISO27001 and PCI DSS” in the latter. 

Our approach to developing learning in Cyber Security and Compliance is based on our recognition of the difficulty of the subject matter to staff. Our solution is to provide employees with an as attractive as possible learning experience. This guideline encourages us to develop interactive content that is easy to use, graphically attractive and interactive. Whilst at the same time ensuring that the underlying subject matter is treated in a serious and business-like fashion, that ensures we obtain the cyber security or compliance understanding that is needed.

The “Essential Phishing Awareness” course will allow the user to understand just how phishing attacks work and how to avoid them. Users will learn about the forms a phishing attack can take, how to identify a scam and what is best practice in avoiding them.

The “Safeguarding Data for ISO27001 and PCI DSS” course will prepare management and users on the uptake of ISO certification. ISO27001 certification will set out the specifications of an organisation’s ISMS (information security management system). The course also covers PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) which is ideal training for individuals who are in direct contact with payment or credit card information. This course allows the user to develop their knowledge on how to protect themselves, their company and their customers against threats.

Both of these courses use gamification to present the user with a real life scenario in order to test their “on the spot” reaction. There is also a quiz at the end of the course so users may use the knowledge they have developed to answer the questions correctly.

The Learning Technologies Awards evening gala is a black tie affair which will take place on 30th November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London. Over 800 guests from the learning and development industry will gather together to celebrate this year’s winners.

Robert O’Brien, CEO of MetaCompliance, said:

“No-one doubts the seriousness of the challenge of training staff on best practice for cyber security. We are delighted our efforts to make this task easier for companies has received recognition.”

About the Learning Technologies Awards

The Learning Technologies Awards, in association with Learning Technologies, Learning Skills and Learning Skills Group, is an annual event where organisations can submit their own work as an entry to vie for a coveted nomination. The shortlisted organisations delivered presentations to a panel of judges prior to the awards at the end of September at the Kia Oval, London. This offered those nominated a chance to build on their entry submission in hopes of winning an award.