Common sense – everyone knows what this phrase means. Correct? It is used every day in the English speaking world and everyone from a 5 year old child to an adult has heard the phrase used in a conversation and is expected to understand its meaning. The definition according to the Oxford Dictionaries online is “good sense and sound judgment in practical matters“. In our journey to and from the office each work day, we encounter risks which require us to use sound judgment and good sense to determine the best course of action to mitigate these risks.
How does one learn what good sense and sound judgments are? Well, an individual is taught by someone else, usually an authority figure providing instruction after a behavior warranted the lesson. Observation of another individual’s actions in a particular situation is another way we learn common sense that may help us avoid daily risks or overcome obstacles. So, in reality common sense isn’t so common until it is taught and learned by an individual from another individual. Makes me wonder why we assume everyone has the same exact common sense, regardless of education, culture and background.
We recently published an article on our website that outlined a few best practices for Cultivating a Risk Aware Culture in an organization. The best practices were gathered from our experience assisting our clients in the Information Security Management sector. Our company created a dynamic risk management software tool designed to aid organizations in analyzing risks associated to the assets of the organization and implement processes and policies used to mitigate identified risks. Our product, Risk Management Studio, has assisted organizations of all types and sizes on a global scale since 2005. RM Studio has been successfully used to help many companies certify their ISMS with the ISO 27001, ISO 9001, and PCI DSS Standards.
The Risk Aware Culture article best practices included using up to date videos to educate and demonstrate positive behaviors expected by all employees to ensure the security and safety of the organization’s information and assets. The company AwareGO is making this process easy for organizations. AwareGo uses a vast library of videos created for general security awareness and compliance training to organizational specific videos custom made with the exact requirements of the requesting organization’s policies and procedures.
AwareGo’s founder and CEO Ragnar Sigurdsson, CISSP, CEH, is a penetration tester, who realized the importance and necessity of security awareness training to ensure the longevity of every organization and the safety and security of its assets. As previously mentioned in this article, people need common sense training to be expected to understand their role in the success of the implementation and execution of an organizations policies and procedures. The AwareGO team understands the significance of clearly communicating a message in order to ensure comprehension. The creative and comedic compliance videos re-enact real life work situations that employees face on a daily basis capturing attention and holding engagement, while communicating the message details visually and in writing at the end of each video clip. AwareGO has training programs available online for any organization to use immediately.
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