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Security Mentor Expands Gamification Experience Encouraging Greater Employee Participation and Engagement

Security Awareness Training Leader Adds New Game-Based Learning Capabilities Increasing Engagement and Propelling Program Success

Pacific Grove, Calif., July 22, 2015 – Security Mentor, a pioneer of  innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, today announced expansion of its gamification technology across its Cloud-based security awareness training programs. The new features enable employees to earn rewards and compete as groups, enhancing the overall user experience and driving greater participation and engagement through achievement and friendly competition.

“One of the key challenges of an effective security awareness program is providing employees training that not only teaches critical security skills, but provides an experience that is fun and sticky,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “When used properly, gamification is one of the best approaches to keep an employee’s attention, making training more engaging and memorable. Security Mentor has a long history of using game-based learning to provide interactive security awareness training that employees love to take; the expansion of our gamification capabilities will help make the training experience even more interactive, engaging and appealing than ever.”

Security Mentor’s gamification enhancements reward employees for their training accomplishments; building on the foundation that success is a strong motivator. Employees earn points for each lesson completed and are awarded badges for their training achievements, including training progression, with the highest badge awarded upon completion of the entire curriculum. Not only can trainees see how they are doing individually, but they can compare how their group or department is doing relative to the rest of their company. The average points achieved for each group is tracked and displayed in a graphical interface showing the comparative placement and changes in rank.

“Friendly competition is recognized as an important motivator in human behavior, our gamification enhancements incorporate this inherent drive,” said White. “At Security Mentor, we are always striving for new ways to engage employees in the overall security awareness training experience. Our enhanced gamification capabilities, which include friendly competition amongst employees, encourages greater employee participation and propels success of the security awareness program.”

Security Mentor’s security awareness training drives real, immediate employee behavior change by combining engaging, highly interactive training with content-rich lessons that convey critical security information. The company’s groundbreaking “Brief, Frequent and Focused®” training model maximizes learning and keeps security top-of-mind. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the company on Twitter at @SecurityMentor and on LinkedIn.

About Security Mentor

Security Mentor’s groundbreaking and award-winning security awareness training elevates security and compliance by transforming your workforce into security savvy employees. With only 10 minutes/month, our interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format that drives real behavior change. The result: an engaged staff that values security. Security Mentor’s training is available as a cloud-based service from Security Mentor with username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant modules for use on an organization’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Incorporated in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments. To learn more, view our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at www.securitymentor.com.

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