The Elmwood Park, IL-based InfoSec Institute has received a silver medal for its SecurityIQ (v1) platform in the Security Training and Educational Programs category (11-99 employees) at the 13th Annual 2017 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®.
The Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® program is the premier awards program for the information security industry, with the annual awards recognising excellence in the field of information security.
To be named a finalist is a major achievement given the strength of the competition, although receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal confirms an organization is among the best in their field and has developed a ground-breaking product or service that is helping to raise the bar for others in all areas of information security.
All companies nominated for the awards are assessed by an independent panel of 40 judges with a broad range of experience and expertise. Each judge awards the company or product a score, and the average scores are used to determine the finalists and medial winners.
The awards cover the full spectrum of products and services from advanced persistent threat detection to security training for employees, with the Infosec Institute excelling in the latter with its SecurityIQ training platform.
There are two key elements to the SecurityIQ platform – PhishSim and AwareEd. PhishSim is an innovative anti-phishing training platform that can be used to test resilience to phishing attacks in a safe environment. Organizations can use the platform to run phishing email simulations to determine which individuals in an organization are most susceptible to phishing attacks. The phishing simulations provide a learning opportunity for employees and help them to improve their security awareness.
The SecurityIQ AwareEd security awareness training platform includes a wide range of training courses – in multiple languages – that train employees to be more security aware and teach the basics that will allow them to identify threats and respond appropriately.