Vanta Social Engineering Training

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Vanta offers Social Engineering Training developed by our in-house team of security, privacy, and compliance experts. We aim to help ensure your employees learn about important and common social engineering principles in a relatable and digestible way that nurtures a positive and strong culture of security and privacy. 

Vanta’s Social Engineering Training is housed directly within the Vanta platform—which means your employees can view and complete the videos without leaving the Vanta onboarding page. To assign the training to employees, you can create a group or leverage an existing one for the relevant employees and assign the training to that group. As with all modules within Vanta's security and privacy training library, you have access to the videos that are relevant to the frameworks you currently use with Vanta.

Employees will see the training video on their onboarding page and need to watch it in its entirety. Once they have watched and submitted it, the task will automatically be marked as complete.

Please note: The security and privacy training videos you can access are contingent on the Frameworks enabled in your Vanta instance. This means you have access only to the training videos that are relevant to the frameworks you currently use with Vanta 

Social engineering topics covered

  • Social engineering overview
  • Social media best practices
  • Phishing
  • Reporting suspicious incidents
  • Recognizing patterns and tactics used
    • Urgency
    • Fear
    • Greed
    • Curiosity
    • Helpfulness
    • Time pressure

Setting up Social Engineering Training

  • From the left-hand navigation panel, select People followed by Checklists 
  • When creating or editing a checklist from the Checklists tab, you can toggle on the privacy training you want to include in a group's security tasks.
    • We recommend not making this change during an audit window, but Vanta maintains all prior evidence of training completions if a change is made

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  • Email reminders to your employees to complete training modules will be based on your current SLA for onboarding tasks

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