International SOS launches module to prevent security breaches when staff are travelling

International SOS launches module to prevent security breaches when staff are travelling

Addition made to firm's digital learning portfolio which highlights methods used by cyber criminals

by Aidan Poole

Security management and wellbeing solutions provider International SOS has launched a new learning module to help employees reduce the chances of an information security breach while travelling.

The module adds to the firm’s digital learning portfolio (DLP) and protects workforces and employers by highlighting methods used by cyber criminals, practices to avoid such methods, and how to prepare employees for threats to data outside the office.

Business improvement and standards firm BSI collaborated with International SOS to produce this module, titled Information Security and Privacy for Mobile Workers.

Laurent Fourier, chief executive of health and security subscription services at International SOS, said: “We are living in a world where many of us depend on digital services more than ever and this dependence comes with an element of risk, particularly during mobility.

“Organisations are now being held increasingly accountable for their Duty of Care responsibilities towards employees by investors and clients alike and rightly so.

“This new e-learning module has been designed to enhance the support we already provide to our clients to help them protect their workforce by equipping their employees with the right knowledge and skills to keep them safe from cybercrime whilst being mobile.” 

Mark Brown, global managing director and digital trust consultant at BSI, said: “We were delighted to be able to collaborate with International SOS on this project.

“For over 120 years BSI, as the UK National Standards body, has led the way in developing and implementing best practice.

“We are delighted to be able to merge BSI’s digital trust and risk management experience with the physical security expertise of International SOS to provide their clients with invaluable guidance on remaining safe from digital risks during mobility.”

The module is currently available in English, with French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese versions to release in coming months.

It takes under 10 minutes to complete and enrolment is available from the DLPs on the International SOS Training Portal.