AWS offers free online cybersecurity awareness training, certificate of completion must be submitted
AWS Made Available Free Online Cyber ââSecurity Awareness Training Used By Amazon Employees For Businesses And Individuals Around The World
AWS recently announced that its online cybersecurity awareness training used by Amazon employees can now be taken for free by businesses and individuals around the world. The training includes identifying the most common social exploits for businesses and individuals. The content explains how to consider handling secure communication, phishing, social engineering, physical security, and data privacy, among other topics.
âIndividuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes are grappling with an increase in attempts at social engineering and phishing, tactics that may seem unsophisticated but can actually lead to big incidents,â said Steve Schmidt , Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon Web Services. âEducation is the key to helping people and organizations better identify these threats and protect themselves. Amazon has seen the real impact and value of our cybersecurity awareness training, and we are proud to share the program with the public.
The courses also help people interact with content aligned with seven global compliance frameworks, including frameworks published by the National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Training is available worldwide, with content available in 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 text and subtitles in English, Spanish, or French.
How do I take the free online AWS Cyber ââSecurity Awareness training?
Interested participants can take the training in the following two ways:
- Learning Management System: Training is available for businesses and organizations to integrate into their own Learning Management Systems (LMS).
- Online Training: For individuals and small businesses without an LMS, training is also hosted by Amazon on the Learn Security website, where the courses can also be taken.
The training is aimed at any employee or individual who wants to better understand the most common cyber risks and what they can do to protect themselves and their organizations, and the course takes place in a single zip file of the size maximum of 35 MB. A certificate of completion can be downloaded in PDF format by participants once the training is completed. Those who wish to take the training are advised to go through the official site for more information.