International SOS launches digital security learning for mobile workers

To support its work in helping organisations meet their duty of care responsibilities, International SOS has launched a new learning module to help provide security and privacy advice for mobile workers.

The module is part of the company’s digital learning portfolio and is designed to help employees understand the critical role that they play in reducing the likelihood of an information security breach while on-the-move.

The course content provides examples of the different methods used by cybercriminals when trying to gain access to networks and devices, guidance on how to stay protected against these methods, and how to prepare workforces for potential threats whilst outside the workplace.

The new e-learning module has been created in collaboration with the BSI digital trust consulting services team, and has been designed to equip workforces with the knowledge they need to protect their valuable data and stay secure by practicing safe online behaviour.

Laurent Fourier, CEO of health & security subscription services at International SOS, said: “We are living in a world where many of us depend on digital services more than ever and this dependence comes with an element of risk, particularly during mobility. Organisations are now being held increasingly accountable for their duty of care responsibilities towards employees by investors and clients alike and rightly so. This new e-learning module has been designed to enhance the support we already provide to our clients to help them protect their workforce by equipping their employees with the right knowledge and skills to keep them safe from cybercrime whilst being mobile.”

Mark Brown, global managing director of digital trust consulting at the BSI, added: “For over 120 years BSI, as the UK national standards body, has led the way in developing and implementing best practice. We are delighted to be able to merge BSI’s digital trust and risk management experience with the physical security expertise of International SOS to provide their clients with invaluable guidance on remaining safe from digital risks during mobility.”

The module is initially available in English with French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese versions to follow in the coming months.

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