Awarity – The Human Firewall
The causes of issues like data theft or corporate espionage are not always hacker attacks from technical experts but very often a lack of awareness as well as insufficient training of the employees – the weakest link.
Awarity provides a training platform, which tackles those exact problems by following the concept of continuous training. The platform supports the establishment of a certain security culture and manages to take care of the so called forgetting curve. Awarity pursues the concept of interaction on a regular basis and through continuous training the curve gets shifted. To achieve this goal, the app consists of three core elements - reporting, awareness training and rewarding.
Reporting, Bewusstseinsbildung und Belohnung
For example, an employee, who identifies a security vulnerability or has an improvement idea, is able to report it directly and anonymously by using the app. The information is sent to the company's trusted security team, which has the responsibility to rate the report and eventually take respective measures. Following these steps, the report may be published on the company's timeline in order to show other employees the potential threat or provide them with ideas for further improvement.
Furthermore, information regarding security topics can easily be communicated to the employees using for example the "Message of the Day" or multiple choice questions. These tasks can additionally be extended by videos, pictures, slide shares or audio streams.
Every action, an employeetakes, is rewarded with points. Gaining points, the user is able to achieve further rewards.
The human firewall is available as a web platform and as a native app for smartphones and tables (Android, Blackberry & iOS).