Cosaint Adds Automatic Security Reminders To Its Hosted Training Solution

Cosaint Inc. has added an automatic Security Reminder Service(TM) (SRS) to its hosted security awareness training programs. The SRS is an automatic e-mail system built into the Cosaint Certify(TM) Learning Management System. Now, with a single click, the manager of an organization can establish a program of monthly e-mail security reminders to all students. Ideal for satisfying the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, the SRS is well-suited to any environment where information security is a concern.

Mount Vernon, WA (PRWEB) May 26, 2004 -- Cosaint Inc. (www.cosaint.net), a Mount Vernon (WA) based company specializing in security awareness training, is pleased to announce the addition of an automatic Security Reminder Service(TM) (SRS) to its hosted security awareness training programs.

Security awareness training doesn't stop after the first lesson. It's important to continue to remind students of their responsibilities and what threats to watch out for. And one of the most cost-effective ways to do this is through a program of regular e-mails.

Cosaint's Security Reminder Service(TM) (SRS) is an automatic e-mail system built into the Cosaint Certify(TM) Learning Management System. Now, with a single click, the manager of an organization can establish a program of monthly e-mail security reminders to all students.

To make it easy to start, Cosaint supplies a default set of reminders covering topics such as:
* Awareness of E-Mail Attachments
* Choosing and Managing Strong Passwords
* Phony Phone Calls and E-Mails ("Phishing")
* Strangers in the Workplace
* Destruction of Sensitive Information
* Security Out of the Office
* Secure Use of E-Mail
* Software and Music on the Internet
* The Importance of Patching Software

However, managers can customize or replace these reminders with their own content to meet specific business needs if they so desire. The SRS also uses the student list already imported into the Cosaint Certify(TM) Learning Management System to further reduce the burden on the managers.

Steve Addison, VP of Business Development for Cosaint says: "We originally designed the SRS to meet the needs of our healthcare customers where the HIPAA Security Rule requires all members of staff to receive periodic security reminders. But we quickly realized that it was such a valuable addition to our web-based training that we decided to build it into the hosted training solution that we provide and make it available to all of our clients. Now, you can get a comprehensive training program AND reminder system from one source."

Availability
The Cosaint Security Reminder Service is available today as a free component of the Cosaint Certify hosted training solution. All accounts with active students can use the SRS as part of their training program.

About Cosaint
Cosaint is a privately-held company founded in 2001 and headquartered in Mount Vernon, WA. The company is focused on providing information security education solutions including:
* online security awareness training for corporate end-users
* computer security training for individuals (e.g. home users)
* custom e-learning projects for security product and service vendors

Cosaint offers end-user information security awareness courses including:
* Principles of Information Security
* Defend Yourself Against Viruses
* Good Password Practice
* Physical Security
* Secure Use of E-Mail
* Information Security and Mobile Devices
* Safe Surfing
* Avoiding Identity Theft
* Social Engineering

and healthcare-specific training courses including:
* Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule
* HIPAA Security for Healthcare Staff

For More Information
If you'd like to find out more about Cosaint, try out one of the courses or take a look at the Security Reminder Service, please contact:

Dr. Steve Addison
VP Business Development
Cosaint Inc.
17010 Trout Drive
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
T: 360 542 5308 (main)
T: 206 547 5532 (direct)
T: 206 300 0405 (cell)
F: 206 547 5662
E: e-mail protected from spam bots

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Source :  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/5/prweb129227.htm