The purpose of this Security Awareness Training Policy is to establish guidelines and requirements for the ongoing education and training of all employees, contractors, and third-party vendors of sapnagroup regarding cybersecurity best practices and threats. This policy aims to ensure that all individuals associated with the organization are well-informed and equipped to protect sensitive data and systems from security breaches.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third-party vendors who have access to the company’s or its clients information systems, data, and networks.
- All employees, contractors, and third-party vendors must participate in annual security awareness training sessions.
- Additional training sessions may be required for employees with specific cybersecurity responsibilities or access to sensitive data.
- New employees and contractors must complete security awareness training within 60 days of their start date.
- Training content will cover topics such as password management, email security, phishing awareness, data protection, and reporting security incidents.
- Security awareness training will be provided through internal training sessions, workshops, or other approved methods.
- The training content will be regularly updated to reflect the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices.
- Non-compliance with security awareness training requirements may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to suspension or termination of employment or contract.
Reporting Security Incidents
- All employees, contractors, and third-party vendors are responsible for promptly reporting any suspected security incidents or breaches to the IT department or the designated security officer.
- Employees, Contractors, and Third-Party Vendors
- Attend and complete security awareness training as required.
- Actively participate in maintaining a secure work environment.
- Report security incidents promptly.
- Develop and maintain the security awareness training program.
- Monitor and track training completion.
- Provide support and guidance to employees, contractors, and third-party vendors regarding cybersecurity best practices.
Security Training Officer
- Oversee the implementation and effectiveness of the security awareness training program.
- Investigate and respond to reported security incidents.
- Provide regular reports to senior management on training compliance and incident response.
Review and Revision
- This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as needed to reflect changes in cybersecurity threats, technology, or organizational requirements.
Constituents of the Security Awareness Training Program:
- Employees: All staff members, including full-time, part-time, and remote employees.
- Contractors: Individuals or organizations providing services to the organization on a contractual basis.
- Third-party Vendors: External entities that have access to the organization’s systems or data, such as cloud service providers or software vendors.
- IT Department: Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the security awareness training program.
- Security Officer: Oversees the program’s implementation and ensures its effectiveness.
- Senior Management: Receives regular reports on training compliance and incident response.
- Training Content Providers: External or internal entities responsible for developing the training materials.
- Auditors and Compliance Teams: May review the organization’s security awareness training program for compliance with industry standards and regulations.