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CSAP Boot Camp

at InfoSec Institute - Arlington Heights

Course Details
$2,649 10 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 04, 8:30am - Nov 05, 4:30pm (2 sessions)

Arlington Heights, Suburbs
2112 S Arlington Heights Rd
Btwn E Golf & Algonquin Roads
Chicago, Illinois 60005
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15

What you'll learn in this it class:

Building a robust security awareness program is important, but it can be in vain if your employees don’t buy into what you’re selling and actually change their security behavior. In this three-day course, you’ll not only learn how to create a security awareness program, you’ll learn proven persuasion and inspiration techniques to help you “sell” employees on security and influence the security culture of your organization.

This course is appropriate for:

  • Established security practitioners with existing security expertise who are new to the practice of security training and awareness
  • People with existing marketing and communications experience who are entering the field of security training and awareness

InfoSec Institute’s intensive boot camp also prepares you to pass the IACRB Certified Security Awareness Practitioner (CSAP) exam. You’ll leave the course armed with practical tips to take back to your organization to help create and manage a successful security awareness program — and ultimately influence security behaviors and your organization’s security culture.

What You’ll Learn

Any hacker will tell you that the easiest target isn’t a system or a technology — it’s people. In this course, you’ll learn how to engage your audience and create “pull” for your training and awareness. You’ll learn how to assess the security culture of your organization and map out a plan to improve it. You’ll learn how align your program to your organization’s goals and get executive support. You’ll learn how people learn, and how they consume media. You’ll learn how to create marketing personas and how to get the right message to the right person at the right time, increasing the likelihood of behavioral change.

You’ll also learn about:

  • The awareness maturity model
  • Measuring impact and engagement
  • Integrating existing technology with your training and awareness program
  • Evaluating human risk

After attending the Certified Security Awareness Practitioner boot camp, you will have sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Evaluate your organization’s current level of human risk and the prevailing security culture
  • Evaluate your existing security awareness programs and necessary areas of improvement
  • Build a new program using time-tested techniques to get the right message to the right person at the right time
  • Learn how to brand and internally market your program so that you can gain attention and buy-in throughout your organization
  • Learn how to run an integrated campaign and measure results such as reach and engagement throughout the security awareness “funnel”
  • Influence culture change so you’re not pushing security awareness, but are creating pull for your program via awareness training that people actually want
  • Integrate your awareness program into your existing endpoint protection system
  • Select the best training platform for your organization, and leave with a comprehensive buyer’s guide to help you get started

Who Should Attend

  • Security Awareness officers/specialists
  • Compliance and privacy officers
  • Information security managers
  • Human resources and employee training and development professionals
  • Marketing and communication professionals new to security awareness
  • Professionals whose responsibilities include developing and managing an information security awareness training and education program

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Course introduction: Building a successful security awareness and training program
  • Program design
  • Forming awareness team
  • Understanding organizational context
  • Gathering requirements
  • Setting program scope
  • Selecting program KPIs and performance metrics
  • Selecting and embedding evaluation methods
  • Developing reward program
  • Developing program implementation plan
  • Developing awareness policy
  • Integrating awareness training into administrative processes and existing technical controls

Day 2

  • Program development and asset acquisition
  • Identifying sources
  • Developing or acquiring training materials
  • Budgeting the program
  • Developing program execution project plan
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Program implementation
  • Launching your first campaign
  • Ensuring awareness policy acknowledgement
  • Executing project plan
  • Keeping records

Day 3

  • Post-implementation
  • Monitoring, measuring, and communicating program effectiveness
  • Keeping the program current
  • Updating project plan
  • Reinforcing the program
  • Building a network of security champions
  • Sharing success stories
  • Take the CSAP exam

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Refund Policy
Cancellations or Exceptions: 
  • No Shows: 100% forfeiture 
  • 30 days prior to start of class: 30% penalty of full price. 
  • Within 15 days of start of class: 50% penalty of full price. 
  • Outside of 31 days of start of class: 20% penalty of full price. 
  • First time outside of 30 days: No penalty. 
  • First time within 30 days: 20% penalty of full price. 
  • Any further reschedules regardless of timeframe will result in a penalty that will be determined by the nature of the reschedule


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Tue, Nov 05 8:30am - 4:30pm TBD

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