Pentura’s new e-learning portal enables easy DLP

We’ve launched our new e-learning portal, to help businesses educate their staff on the importance of best practice in data security, and the key role employees have in avoiding data breaches.  The portal, LearnwithPentura, features eight e-learning modules covering data security and computing best practice in compliance with ISO27001, the information security standard, and ISO27002, the Code of Practice which sets out that security issues should be addressed at employee level.

An example module, on the use of removable media, can be viewed for free at:  http://www.pentura.com/learning/index.php

The portal aims to help businesses manage the rollout of e-learning to all employees and any relevant third parties.  It provides supporting e-learning for all levels of user, from new starters to internal migrations, to leavers.  It gives a secure platform for users to access the materials with a unique username and password, with a test at the end of each module to gauge users’ understanding.  It also features reporting on which modules have been completed by employees, and if any further training is required based on their test results.

The LearnwithPentura modules cover the areas of security that pose the biggest security risks to businesses. However, this is just the start, as additional modules will be added to maintain and build on the education of staff over time and clients will be encouraged to feedback on which subjects they would like to add to the service.  Current modules include:

  • Removable Media – USB sticks, external disc drives and DVDs can easily fall into the wrong hands, or introduce malicious threats onto networks.
  • Anti-phishing – awareness of the signs of ongoing phishing and spam threats.
  • Physical Security – preventing company information going missing on hardware by taking simple preventative steps.
  • Web and social media – following clear policies on access to and use of business and private social media accounts.
  • Email – working within corporate email policies, as all too often business sensitive and confidential information is sent to the wrong person either by accident or maliciously.
  • Data Classification – defining what is business critical, sensitive information.
  • Remote Working – training on the issues involved with secure remote working.
  • Introduction to DLP – understanding data loss prevention and the employees’ role.

Contact us to find out more, or visit http://www.pentura.com/learning/index.php