The creation of methods and training programs as a full-fledged service became possible after research conducted during a scientific expedition to Heidelberg in 2016. Thanks to the complex research work carried out in the archives of the oldest university in Germany, under the guidance of the scientific director of the Institute for Information Security, Academician Oleg Maltsev, a special program was developed to create educational methods, which was later presented at the international symposium in Palermo.
In today’s digital age, nearly every company is online. Today’s businesses of all sizes, from the eBay seller and local takeaway to the world’s largest multinationals, rely heavily on technology to carry on everything from taking orders, branding and advertising, to recruiting, to market research. Businesses have come to rely on technology because of its great benefits in rapidly communicating with large, dispersed audiences and rapidly collecting information. However, the virtual space also increases a business’s exposure to a range of online threats. While businesses take measures against hacking and cybercrime, there are also information threats arising from the impact of easily-spread online material on reputation, and these are often more significant and less well guarded against. This is why today’s companies increasingly invest in training in information security and social media security for employees.
One of the key advantages of information security and social media security training through methodological manuals is the ability it creates to quickly find one’s bearings in an unknown environment, and the easy access it provides to the necessary material at any time.
A methodological manual for companies, organizations and individuals is a type of book or ebook which is written specifically for the company, taking into account all current situations and foreseeable threats. The manual can become a standard for the work of the company’s security service and a guide for the work of management and HR. The methodological guide, written specifically for the company taking into account all current situations, details step-by-step protocols in the field of information security and integrates them into the company to avoid the risk of huge losses from predictable threats.
Growing companies have a particular need for such a manual, because as a company grows, it faces new challenges arising from new situations that it has not been in before. Having such a manual is also highly desirable for companies which are in a market where the conditions and the rules of the game are changing rapidly due to economic turbulence and criminality. It is also desirable for companies that have survived information wars, which already know the price of information threats and are determined to avoid any repeated loss of reputation and financial costs.
In addition, providing employees with guidance material on information security and social media security can help protect the company from a legal standpoint. By training employees on the importance of maintaining strong passwords, identifying phishing scams, and understanding the risks associated with sharing sensitive information online, companies can prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to sensitive company data. This can help reduce the risk of costly lawsuits and protect a company’s financial stability and reputation.
This methodological manual for companies, organizations, and individuals contains a wealth of data related to current and projected threats, methods for neutralizing them, and classifications of entities which indicate which are trustworthy and which should not be allowed access to sensitive information under any circumstances.
In general, a manual is a “bible of information security”, which positively affects the security policy, management, marketing, and human resources policy of the company.