B E S T
Business & Employee Security Training
Expanding Security Services in a changing world

The face of our nation changed forever on September 11, 2001. Still, security concerns existed long before that fateful day, giving birth to private security companies many decades ago.

Today, businesses of all sizes look to these companies to protect not only their physical assets and competitive information, but also their most important assets their employees. It is within this context that Strickland Technical Services offers its BEST (Business and Employee Security Training) to managers and employees of companies in the southeast United States.

Unfortunately, we're all-too-used to seeing this warning in our country today:

While the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting our country from those who seek to destroy us, they're also helping communities bolster their emergency services and encouraging businesses, both large and small, to protect their very lifeblood information.

Let's face it, you depend more and more on your information systems and the data they produce for the very existence of your company. Still, there's a security threat out there that's even more insidious than those businesses have been defending themselves against for many years.

No, it's not the hacker, though their attacks cannot be ignored, but rather a company's own employees. In fact, a recent survey revealed that employees and former employees represented 77% of the perceived security threats to an organization. Sometimes it's innocent, a wrong keystroke, perhaps, but sometimes it's calculated, like a salesman mining the company's client list prior to resigning.

In the case of ordinary employees, quite often they've had little or no training in how they can protect their employer's information resources. Even companies with active data security plans (firewalls, virus protection, spam filters, etc.) often fall short in educating their employees in computer security. For managers in small-to-medium sized businesses, there's often a lack of basic knowledge on how to protect their vital business information from threats and disasters, such as the unethical salesman in the earlier example.

There is also a major push by the new Department of Homeland Security to encourage American businesses to insure that their "cyberassets" are protected from terrorists bent on disrupting the economy. These initiatives have the full and unequivocal support of President Bush and his administration.

Strickland Technical Service's BEST training will fill this gap for both managers and employees. You have a private or in-house security force to protect your property and personnel, why not help them protect your business data as well?


Proposed Delivery of Services:

Seminars for managers will be held in a hotel meeting room, free from the distractions of day-to-day duties. For your employees, Strickland Technical Services will provide a 2-3 hour presentation for, say, 20 employees at a time. These can be held at your plant site for large employee populations or in a local meeting room for small groups from several companies. Both seminar types use top-quality computer security videos in addition to the lecture material and handouts.

Personal Qualifications: Strickland's Data Security expert, Art Cabot, has 12 years of experience in information security in both government and private sector areas. He wrote the Revised Unclassified Network Computer Security Plan for the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, was the first Data Security Manager for the Georgia Lottery Corporation and wrote that organizations original Security Policy Manual. In addition, he has undergone considerable training in information security and has been actively involved in data security at the Savannah River Site (Aiken SC), Laidlaw Environmental Services (Columbia SC), Emerald Center (Greenwood SC) and Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle (Waynesboro GA).

E-mail Art today to discuss scheduling these security seminars before time runs out.


[1] Source: TechRepublic member survey published in June, 2002