Sustainable Cyber Awareness Solutions
Cyber Stars Portal
On achievement of their qualification each Cyber Star will continue their awareness education. Each individual will be provided access to a Cyber Stars Portal. This portal contains a daily threat feed which can be filtered by sector, so that Cyber Stars can remain aware of threats specific to their industry. It also contains a range of educational materials and policy documents, allowing cyber stars to spread cyber security awareness throughout their organisation and remain aware of evolving threats.
It is then the Cyber Stars’ responsibility to access that portal on a regular basis and identify current and emerging cyber threats. The Cyber Star is then a nominated point of contact for circulating that awareness throughout their wider area of responsibility, ensuring a sustainable and holistic approach to cyber security education within a business environment.
Studies show that employees are far more receptive to information when it is transferred at a “peer to peer” level, rather than enforced through a hierarchical structure. The Cyber Stars initiative involves changing the organisational culture related to responsibility for cyber security. We do this by qualifying chosen members of staff from within each department to act as a Cyber Security Representative. This principal has been applied by businesses to satisfy a range of legislative requirements since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The need is long overdue to apply the same principles to cyber security.