E-learning promises learning success and creates sustainable awareness
Vocational training is about developing abilities and competences to perform your daily tasks. Here, it is, however, necessary to differentiate between what we can and what we want to do. For instance, learners must be able to react to IT security risks on the one hand – they need special knowledge to do so. On the other hand, they should want to act accordingly, e.g. by changing their passwords. Papers including guidelines and rules only are not sufficient to change the employees’ behavior. Interactive workshops as well as psychologically and educationally driven (and thus motivational) e-learning courses, on the other hand, have powerful learning effects They promote internal learning mechanisms boosting the success of the training measures. Under the motto “learners first”, organizations benefit from sensitizing their employees in the long term and are able to achieve a real change in behavior.
SoSafe uses these findings for e-learning courses on the topic of IT security where it is particularly important to create an awareness of the risks, to enable employees to react to and thus protect the entire organization from cyberattacks. Results from SoSafe´s awareness platform illustrate these powerful learning effects: when phishing simulations are supplemented with e-learning focused on the users’ learning success, the click rate on dangerous messages is reduced by another 40%. E-learning courses give employees the tools they need to protect themselves from online threats.