BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MediaPro today announced the launch of its new Travel Security awareness course designed to teach employees how to avoid cybersecurity risks when traveling for business.
An extension of MediaPro’s award-winning awareness programs, the course is story-based, gamified, and mobile-friendly to equip employees with the know-how needed to keep information safe on the go.
Global business travel has taken off in recent years, thanks to an increasingly-connected world. Recent data from the Global Business Travel Association shows related spending has increased 38 percent since 2009.
With this comes the threat from cybercriminals who have their sights set on valuable company information. These criminals take advantage of business travelers’ use of unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots in airports and hotels, audible conversations in public places, and careless use of social media. Travelers must know how to avoid these risks to help prevent the loss of valuable information that could cause irreparable financial or reputational harm.
“It’s absolutely vital that today’s business travelers remain security-aware while on the road, which is why we’ve designed an awareness course specifically for them,” MediaPro Managing Director Steve Conrad said. “Organizations that have prioritized the building and maintaining of security and privacy aware cultures can easily add the travel security course to their existing awareness program, knowing full well it’s backed by MediaPro’s decades of expertise in the industry.”
Since adult learning research suggests that following a character through a storyline as part of training boosts retention, MediaPro’s Travel Security awareness course puts employees in the role of a secret agent amid several scenarios, far away from headquarters. The course covers a wide range of some of the most pertinent threats to sensitive information while on the road, including:
- Maintaining personal device security
- Securely connecting via a VPN
- Safely using social media while on the road
- Keeping sensitive company information secure in public places
- Recognizing and responding to phishing attempts
“While appropriate understanding and awareness are key for business travelers, this awareness of risks is incredibly important for your personal life too,” said Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., MediaPro’s chief strategist for security, privacy and compliance. “Often, we are less alert when we are traveling, which increases our vulnerability. It’s important that employees build good awareness habits into their daily lives, whether they are on the road or not. MediaPro’s Travel Security coursed, based on award-winning expertise, is here to help.”
To learn more about MediaPro’s Travel Security awareness course, please visit: www.mediapro.com/security-awareness-program/travel-security-awareness-training/.
MediaPro, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive awareness training and reinforcement programs. Over the past two decades, MediaPro has won hundreds of industry awards and is recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training Vendors.
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