What is a NoticeBored “module”?

Click for samples of the materialsModules are ZIP files of about 60 Mb each, containing around 20 different types of security awareness item, mostly Microsoft Office files: Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Visio diagrams and eye-catching mind maps like this one, plus high-resolution .JPG images.

The exact content varies from topic to topic, month to month, and has been slowly evolving year-by-year since NoticeBored was launched in 2003. See this month’s module for a typical example.

We supply customer-editable files so that you can customize or adapt the content - much cheaper and more satisfactory than paying us or someone else to guess what you want and do it for you.

You will see from the mind-map that there are three primary audiences for the NoticeBored materials. Whereas other security awareness products cater only for general employees (often not all employees but just IT users in fact), we feel strongly that managers and professionals have crucial roles in relation to information security. They also have different perspectives and information needs. Hence we supply three parallel streams of content, all covering the same information security topic but expressed in terms that make more sense to the respective audiences.

 

Three parallel streams

Staff

Managers

Professionals

Why them?

Practically everyone comes into contact with valuable information, even those who don’t use computers.

Set the tone at the top. Without management’s understanding and overt support, information security is doomed.

Responsible for IT, risk management, HR, compliance and other specialist areas

Nature of materials

Non-technical; easily understood; accessible; useful; engaging; lighthearted, fun even.

Non-technical; governance, risk, compliance & strategy related; succinct; direct; pragmatic; business focused

Semi-technical (not too deep); promote good security practices;
thought-provoking, engaging

Key issues

What’s in it for me and my family? What are my personal information risks and security needs? What should I do to minimize them?

What are the business risks? How does information security add value? What are our strategic options? What are my governance responsibilities?

What are the technical issues in this area? What technical controls are appropriate? How can I help?

Security topics

The same monthly information security topic is covered simultaneously
across all 3 streams, emphasizing the 3 different perspectives while
encouraging the audiences to interact, socializing security.

 

 

Cross-referencing related topics and reinforcement of the information security messages brings a year-round coherence and consistency to the NoticeBored awareness materials.

In essence, we’re constantly telling and re-telling the core information security story from various angles.

It helps that all the materials are prepared to the same high standard of quality by the same qualified and dedicated team.

 

Take a good look at the samplers or ask us for an evaluation module to see exactly what you’ll be getting for your money.

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