Global information security agency SANS and NRI Secure Technologies to provide Japanese businesses with another option to manage their human cybersecurity risk.
NRI Secure will resell the SANS Security Awareness training program in Japanese - and not a moment to soon, according to NRI Secure's president and CEO Jun Odashima.
"As evidenced by results of NRI Secure's 2016 annual information security report (Cyber Security Trend Annual Review 2016), executives and employees throughout Japan continue to be susceptible to a variety of targeted attacks. This finding is not surprising given the lack of global end-user training content in Japanese," Odashima says.
Odashima says that while NRI Secure has been providing solutions since 2000, the new agreement will help fill a void for localised training.
"Extending access to SANS' world-class information security awareness training to NRI Secure's clients in Japanese enables us to build upon our dedication to helping Japanese businesses by filling a much-needed void for localized training. In doing so we hope to help organizations throughout Japan change employee behaviors to minimize risks," Odashima continues.
The SANS Security Awareness program is described as a comprehensive solution that allows businesses to manage their human cybersecurity risk. It includes compliance, phishing awareness training and tools for a 'more secure culture'.
Training content has been translated in more than 20 different languages and created by cybersecurity experts including Verizon security data scientist Bob Rudis and Brian Honan, founder of Ireland's first CERT.
SANS has worked with 2000 organisations and 8 million people worldwide, and was also named a leader in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors.
NRI Secure provides next-generation managed security services, security consulting and security software development.