Introducing Security Awareness Training, provided in partnership with Curricula

by Dr. Lee V. Mangold.

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with some of the world’s leading security training vendors in search of the best fit for our insureds. Our goal was simple: to find the most engaging security awareness training to help our insureds stay safe. Today we're excited to announce a new partnership with security awareness training vendor Curricula.

All Coalition policyholders now have access to 15 free licenses of Curricula training – available right from their policyholder dashboards. This is included with your existing policy at no additional cost!

Why use security awareness training?

In spite of the major technical advances in cybersecurity, people are still the easiest component of your network to hack – IBM estimates that over 90% of security incidents involve human error. Security awareness training helps keep employees safe by teaching them (1) what the current threats are, (2) how to identify an attack, and (3) what to do if they are attacked.

We’re encouraging our policyholders to use this new app for three major reasons:

  • Reduce risk: Brief, informative training and simulated phishing tests help policyholders avoid breaches and loss.
  • Stay compliant: Most industry compliance frameworks – like HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NERC CIP, and the US Government – require at least basic security training.
  • Save money: Your active use of security awareness training will reduce your insurance premium at renewal. This discount will be automatically applied if you use Curricula.

Why did Coalition choose to partner with Curricula?

In my doctoral dissertation, I spent significant time researching what makes security awareness training effective. As an educator and security professional, I’ve worked to incorporate those training-effectiveness lessons inside the classroom and the workplace without making students and staff fall asleep. What I’ve learned based on experimentation and other published research is that dry, lengthy, and PowerPoint-based training simply isn’t effective. Training needs to be simple, engaging, and story-based to be retained by students – and these are all qualities uniquely reflected in Curricula’s training program.

In addition, Curricula gives Coalition customers a great deal: 15 free licenses, with more available at a Coalition-negotiated discount.

What’s Involved

Curricula's security awareness program delivers a series of short episodes throughout the year to train policyholders how to defend against today's most common security threats, including phishing, passwords, ransomware, social engineering, and more.

Curricula also offers simulated phishing tests that help train policyholders to dodge real-world attacks. Users who click on these simulated links will be directed to a Curricula training module, and admins can view click rates on each campaign through their Curricula dashboard.

Policyholders can check out their policyholder dashboard today and get started!

For more information, please reach out to us. We’re here to help!