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MediaPRO's 2018 Awareness Program Excellence Awards Shines Spotlight on Top Privacy and Security Awareness Programs

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With seven in 10 employees lacking cybersecurity and privacy
awareness, MediaPRO's award program recognizes companies that implement
training programs to keep their data safe.

MediaPRO, a market leader in security and privacy awareness education
and the company that changed the way organizations deliver awareness
programs to reduce human risk, has opened the submission process for its
second-annual Awareness
Program Excellence Awards
.

With the number of data breaches continuing to rise and 70
percent of employees
lacking the awareness to stop preventable cyber
incidents, it is vital that companies implement comprehensive
cybersecurity and privacy awareness programs.

Companies that have successfully prioritized employee security and
privacy awareness and implemented next-level initiatives are encouraged
to apply. Submissions close on August 22, 2018, at 5 p.m. PT, and
winners will be announced on September 19.

"The MediaPRO Awareness Program Excellence Awards are presented to
companies that have implemented top-notch, comprehensive awareness
programs with the goal of changing risky behavior," said Tom Pendergast,
MediaPRO's chief strategist of security, privacy and compliance. "While
many professionals have realized that simply delivering annual training
is not enough to mitigate risks, there are still many who have not. By
highlighting the best in the business, we aim to encourage those who are
already deploying comprehensive awareness programs while inspiring those
who have yet to implement one."

Companies who believe they have award-worthy awareness programs are
invited to submit
their program
in the following categories:

  • Small Organizations (fewer than 250 employees)
  • Mid-Sized Organizations (251-5,000 employees)
  • Enterprise (more than 5,000 employees)
  • Non-profit or Government (any number of employees)

Leveraging MediaPRO's 25 years of industry experience and expertise,
which Gartner has validated by naming the company a Leader in the Magic
Quadrant for Security Awareness Training Vendors
for four
consecutive years, a panel of industry-expert judges will assess each
submission. Judging criteria are centered around industry needs and
standards, future risk mitigation, adaptiveness and responsiveness of
the program, reinforcement of training principles and overall
effectiveness of the program.

For more information about the 2018 MediaPRO Awareness Program
Excellence Awards, or to submit, please visit: https://pages.mediapro.com/2018-MP-Excellence-Awards_2018-Awards.html.

About MediaPRO

MediaPRO, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., is nationally recognized for
working with Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to produce
employee awareness training programs that reduce risk and improve
employee behaviors. MediaPRO's products are used by the most risk-aware
companies in the world, have won more than 100 e-Learning awards, and
have earned a place as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Security
Awareness Computer-Based Training. For more information, please visit www.mediapro.com,
or follow MediaPRO on LinkedIn,
Facebook,
and Twitter.

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