Vanta Insider Threat Training

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Vanta offers Insider Threat Training, which our in-house security, privacy, and compliance experts develop. Our goal is to help ensure your employees learn what to look for when it comes to insider threats in a way that nurtures a positive and strong culture of security and privacy—without provoking unnecessary suspicion or fear.

Vanta’s Insider Threat 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

Insider threat topics covered

  • Insider threat overview
  • Key definitions
  • Intentional and malicious threats
    • Fraud
    • Workplace harassment and violence
    • Leaks of sensitive information
    • Intentional sabotage
    • Theft
    • Security incidents
    • Data manipulation
    • Malware
  • Behavioral changes and situations
  • Complacency and negligence
    • Ignoring security and IT updates
    • Misplacing sensitive information
    • Ignoring secure processes and systems
  • Accidental disclosure and impact
  • Reporting suspicious incidents
  • Protecting sensitive information
    • Principle of least privilege
    • Sharing and level of access
    • Best practices for sharing sensitive information

Setting up Insider Threat 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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    • From the people page, you can email reminders to your employees to complete training and other security tasks.
    • Select the three-dot menu and click Send reminder 

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