The Security Awareness programme called ‘Something Phishy’, by South African specialist Cyber Security Awareness Company, Popcorn Training, has won Gold at the Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards 2016, category: ‘Security Training and Educational Programs (11 – 99 Employees)’.

Anna Collard, CEO of Popcorn Training comments: “This award shows that our content is recognised worldwide as making Cyber Security Awareness engaging, memorable and measurable.”

Something Phishy’ is a series of training episodes and educational material covering IT security best practices and elements of security frameworks. It is aimed at achieving maximum impact amongst staff members and individuals in an entertaining and memorable way. It is story based and embraces elements of film, comic books, animation, in-house marketing, and recall measurement.

The efficacy of training and education continues to play a vital role in Cyber security. “With impactful and memorable Security Awareness Training, organizations can raise staff awareness ultimately resulting in positive behaviour change towards information security. This is becoming increasingly crucial as cybercrime is becoming more organized, more prevalent and more sophisticated. In conjunction with sound security policies, processes and effective technology, Information Security Training has shown to impact immensely upon companies’ overall information risk and security position” concludes Collard.

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