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If it came in a box, this is how it might look!Information security is an essential component of governance, risk management and compliance. It has commercial value, supporting the organization’s business and strategic objectives. Secure organizations confidently pursue business opportunities that would prove too risky for their insecure peers. Security awareness and training are required for compliance with privacy laws, PCI-DSS and other obligations. In short, security awareness makes perfect business sense.

Contact us to quote you our best price for a subscription to NoticeBored. We price according to the size of organization measured by the total number of employees.

The NoticeBored subscription delivers:

  • Twelve fresh awareness modules, one every month, covering a broad range of information security matters;
  • Each module contains a stack of creative security awareness materials for staff, managers and IT professionals, supplied as camera-ready MS Office files that you can easily customize if you wish (check out this month’s module to see exactly what you’d be getting);
  • Each module is either brand new or thoroughly updated to reflect the current situation and current thinking on each topic area;
  • The Information Security 101 module, designed both to launch your awareness program and for new employee security orientation training (saving US $645 if purchased separately);
  • A set of information security policies (saving US$750 if purchased as a suite, twice as much if purchased individually);
  • Email and telephone support, with the opportunity to influence the topics we cover and the materials we supply, and to tap into our expertise in security awareness, governance, metrics, ISO27k etc.

If your awareness budget is severely limited, or if you have already spent most of it, talk to us about your options. We’ll do our level best to accommodate your requirements, such as a part-year subscription to align with your budget cycle. We’re happy to haggle with government organizations, charities, third world businesses, SMEs - anyone in fact. If a competitor has offered you an attractive price for an equivalent product, let us know and we’ll cut you a deal . Being a micro-business, we’re delighted to pass on the benefits of our low overheads as well as our passion for security awareness.

Remember that awareness is the most cost-effective security control. Alert, security-aware employees who recognize security attacks or incidents and know how to respond are far less likely to succumb, while security-savvy IT professionals are much more likely to make good use of those expensive security technologies you already have. Helping management appreciate the security risks facing the organization, along with the corresponding governance and compliance obligations, it a great way to emphasize the strategic value of information security and cascade positive messages throughout the organization. We can even help you construct a budget request.

The NoticeBored Back Catalog

When you subscribe to NoticeBored, why not take the Back Catalog too? For a single charge equivalent to another year’s subscription, we will get you started with a massive electronic library of high quality awareness materials on more than 60 information risk and security topics, giving you the flexibility to schedule the delivery of individual awareness topics or mix-n-match the materials to suit your specific program plan.

Information security policies

The overarching Corporate Information Security Policy and set of more than 60 topic-based information security policies cost US$25 each or US$750 for the whole suite.  Subscribe to the NoticeBored security awareness service to receive the complete policy set plus the Information Security 101 module free of charge, a welcome gift worth more than US$1,000. Please contact us for details.

Information Security 101

Information Security 101 is a special multi-topic awareness module, designed to bring employees quickly up to speed on the basics of information security through security orientation sessions or to accompany the launch/re-launch of an awareness program. It costs US$645 if purchased separately, and is supplied free of charge to welcome new NoticeBored subscribers.

Information security training, consultancy & management

In addition to public training courses for CISM and security metrics in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific organized through our training partner ALC, we offer in-house training and consultancy on a wide variety of information security topics, anywhere in the world. Our main strengths are: security awareness (naturally!), ISO27k (the ISO/IEC 27000-standards), security metrics, security policies, and IT audit ... but we can turn our hand to almost anything relating to information security, governance, risk management and compliance. We particularly enjoy short consultancy/training assignments spending up to one week on-site per month. For longer assignments, we prefer to work remotely using email, telephone and collaborative tools, delivering good honest advice, mentoring and professional support. An example might be:

  • Two days on-site to set the scene, brief the CISO and elaborate on the organization’s security metrics objectives and challenges;
  • An all-day or intensive half-day metrics workshop involving middle- and senior/executive managers to establish the ground rules and then thrash out a shortlist of security (and perhaps other) metrics;
  • A further day or two on-site helping the CISO deal with and resolve any immediate issues arising, perhaps finalizing the key design requirements and initial set of metrics for an executive dashboard;
  • ‘Virtual consulting’ distance support over the succeeding weeks or months to document and fine-tune the metrics and related processes, charged on an agreed call-off/hourly/daily basis as and when required.

A similar approach might help you plan, establish and launch a world-class security awareness program, an ISO27k Information Security Management System, or a productive information security management or IT audit function.

We’re also open to interim management roles, picking up the pieces when a CISO, Information Security Manager or IT auditor unexpectedly departs, quickly picking up the reins and stabilizing the function, then helping you find, recruit and settle-in a suitable permanent replacement (not us, although we’re always flattered to be asked!).

Get in touch with your requirements and we’ll talk it through, either putting together a concrete proposal ourselves or recommending a trusted colleague from our professional social network that extends literally around the globe.

No-risk trial option

If we have yet to convince you to subscribe to the monthly NoticeBored subscription service, by all means start with our entry-level Information Security 101 module or the policies. If you like them enough subscribe to NoticeBored within six months, we’ll refund the original charge as a credit against the NoticeBored subscription since these materials are a free benefit for regular subscribers.  In the unlikely event that they simply don’t live up to the promise, contact us for a full or partial refund and a sincere apology.  We’re serious about quality and crave your feedback and improvement suggestions.

Note: New Zealand-based customers will be charged GST in addition to the price shown. Export sales are sales-tax-free.
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