Amazon Releases Free Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Amazon's in-house security training would now be available to the public for free.

TL;DR

Amazon makes cybersecurity training available for organizations to use in training their employees.

The training has space for inclusion and accessibility as it was designed employing best practices for inclusion and accessibility.
The training has space for inclusion and accessibility as it was designed employing best practices for inclusion and accessibility.
Key Facts
  1. 1

    Amazon offers free cybersecurity training.

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    Amazon has designed the training in a way that applies to employees' daily lives.

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    The training would be accessible and inclusive.

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    The training comes in two modes, a learning management system for businesses and an online system for individuals.

Details

Amazon made a promise to release its in-house cybersecurity training to help organizations at no cost at a Whitehouse's cyber summit held in August with President Joe Biden. The meeting was held to discuss ways to improve the business relationship between the public and private sector and had the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, present.

The training covers many topics, including ways to manage communication, phishing, social engineering, physical security, and data privacy. Unlike other cybersecurity training, Amazon's training is designed to be concise, entertaining, easy to understand, and keep learners engaged while still providing all needed information concerning common attacks and vulnerabilities.

The training course is also designed to provide interactions with compliance frameworks that align with national institutions like the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The training has space for inclusion and accessibility as it was designed employing best practices for inclusion and accessibility. This ensures that learners can connect with the security content and improve their lives with the information irrespective of background.

Individuals and companies of all shapes and sizes are grappling with an increase in attempts at social engineering and phishing, tactics that may seem unsophisticated but can lead to large incidents
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Steve Schmidt
Chief Security Officer, Amazon Web Services

He also noted the importance education played in helping individuals and organizations identify threats and keep themselves protected from them. He further pointed out that the training had high success values that the organization was happy to share with the rest of the world.

The training has received very high ratings from its employees with an average of 4.7 stars out of 5. The training will be available globally, in various languages, including English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic, Russian, Polish, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language (ASL). American Sign Language is also offered with English, Spanish, or French text and captions.

Amazon also offers ways to utilize cybersecurity training. There are two ways including:

  • Learning management system: The training is available for businesses and organizations to integrate into their learning management systems (LMS).
  • Online training: For individuals and small businesses without an LMS, Amazon also hosts the training on the learn security website, where individuals can complete the courses.

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