eLearning company Day One Technologies have recently delivered a Cyber Security training course for IT teams in developing nations on behalf of their client – the Internet Society (ISOC). This forms a key part of ISOC’s current push to assist groups throughout the world to improve their computer security culture.
The Internet Society is an American, non-profit organisation founded in 1992 to provide global leadership in Internet-related standards, education, access, and policy.
The primary target groups for this e-learning material are governmental and other institutions /organisations interested in setting-up a Computer Security and Incident Response Team (CSIRT) in order to protect their own IT infrastructure or that of their stakeholders from risk due to:
- Cyber attacks
- Attacks to their physical infrastructure
The course provides pragmatic and practical information on what a CSIRT is, what services it can provide, and the necessary steps to get started. Currently there are recognised CSIRTs in less than 100 countries around the world. Some regions such as Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean have limited CSIRT capabilities, and the quality among countries who do have CSIRTs, varies enormously.
This course provides guidance on the scope, motivation, importance and reality of establishing a CSIRT. Day One has designed the course so that learners can follow the step-by-step approach of a fictitious senior IT professional as he plans, gets support for, and builds his team. At the end of each module learners can access the plans, budgets, recruitment strategy and company communication documents that are generated by the actors in the case study.
This course has been developed using the Lectora elearning development system in English and Spanish.
ISOC have been delighted with Day One’s performance and have said this about them:
“After an extensive RFP process, Day One Technologies was the content development partner of choice selected by the Internet Society to support the delivery of our e-learning to members and partners across the world.
Early in the initial stages of our partnership, the organization was still grappling with the complexities and nuances of online learning. Day One offered priceless advice and mentoring, and also provided creative options and solutions that helped us to achieve our global learning objectives, and simultaneously meet our budgetary and scheduling requirements.
The team at Day One are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and customer-oriented, and often take the necessary initiative to maintain our business. The competent design and development team has used their expertise in instructional design, pedagogy and content development tools to help us expand the depth and breadth of our curriculum offerings.”
This cyber security training is part of a wider series of projects where Day One is creating bespoke elearning in local languages to help local IT professionals get trained in wireless internet network administration.
You can learn more about their multilingual elearning development for non-profit, ISOC over on the Day One Technologies website.