Every team’s cyber security training journey is unique, and we’re excited to share a new feature that helps you tailor yours to fit just right.
Getting started with a new training platform can be overwhelming.
Having plenty of learning content to choose from is great, but how do you work out where to start?
Whether it’s the excitement of wanting to learn everything all at once, or not being sure what your organization’s training priorities are, it’s easy to feel stuck.
Every team has different needs, priorities, and goals, and your cyber security training needs to have the flexibility to support this, so you can focus on learning exactly what you need to know.
Introducing Learning Paths
Our new Learning Paths feature gives you the control to match your team’s training to your specific needs.
With Learning Paths, group leaders have the option to select courses from SafeStack programs and assign them to their whole organization or to a smaller group of learners.
What’s most useful about this feature is the range of ways it can help you make the most of your SafeStack training.
Whether you’re juggling the needs of different teams in your organization, staring down a compliance deadline, or wanting to support your team to focus on what’s important right now, Learning Paths are here to help.
How Learning Paths can help you
Let’s have a look at some ways you might use Learning Paths.
“My learners aren’t engaging with the training”
Low engagement can be a problem with any employer-provided training, and it’s often the result of people not knowing where to start.
Learning Paths are a great way to help your teams start small and build their knowledge over time.
You can modify a path at any time, so why not start with one or two courses that are the closest match to your team’s needs or priorities? You could even choose one that’s relevant to an upcoming project, so they can apply what they learn right away.
And once you hit that 100% completion mark, you can add in another course to keep the momentum going!
“Oh no, we need to meet our compliance training deadline”
Have no fear; Learning Paths are here.
It might sound cheesy, but Learning Paths are an ideal way to focus your team on learning exactly what’s needed to meet compliance requirements.
Not sure which courses to do to meet those requirements? Head over to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on how SafeStack can help with PCI DSS, ISO, SOC 2, and NIST. Our friendly support team is also standing by if you’d like some more guidance.
Plus, Learning Paths comes with the option to set due dates for completion — so you can be sure everyone knows what the deadlines are.
“Yikes, I have a ton of learners!”
Got a really, really big team to train? Learning Paths can help take the headache out of this.
Here’s what you do.
- Step 1: Give each of your team leads ownership of their team’s training.
- Step 2: Let each team lead create a path for their team, then assign it to their team members.
Red Team, Blue Team, Engineering Team, Mobile Team, whatever other wonderful teams you have: the possibilities are endless for breaking up your organization into more manageable groups.
However your structure goes, use it to your advantage to make learning more relevant.
Each team lead can choose the courses that are most relevant to their team’s daily work, or they can duplicate a path created by someone in your organization if they want to focus everyone on the same topics.
Check out our Knowledge Base article on how to create learning paths for more details on how a large organization can take advantage of this feature.
“My team has people at lots of different experience levels”
Learning Paths can help with this, too.
With the ability to make as many paths as you want, you can get creative and try a few options out. For example, maybe new starters begin with the basics, while senior engineers get more of a challenge.
You can create paths for different levels of experience or knowledge and assign your groups of learners accordingly.
Want some more guidance? Our Knowledge Base article on suggested Learning Paths has examples of how you can use this feature to suit.
“We have a lot of teams that work on different areas of software development”
This is a common setup, and you guessed it: Learning Paths will come in handy for this situation, too.
All you need to do is decide who needs to learn what, then you can set up paths to suit.
In practice, this could mean a path for mobile development, one for your product owners, another for your software architects, and yet another for your software testers.
Security is for everyone, so there’s SafeStack content for everyone — and by using Learning Paths, you can help your teams learn about topics that relate to what they do every day.
Getting started with Learning Paths
Starting and maintaining a cyber security training program in your organization can throw up some challenges — but we’re excited to help you solve some of these with Learning Paths.
While Learning Paths are an effective way to focus your learners, the full SafeStack course catalog is still available for your team to explore when curiosity strikes.
The most important part of starting a new training program — or improving an already existing one — is finding out what works for your team. We’re very happy to help if you’d like some guidance on that — just send our Support team a message.
Before we part ways, I’ll mention one last time that our Knowledge Base is full of help and suggestions to get you going with Learning Paths for your team! This introduction to Learning Paths is an ideal place to start.
Not signed up with SafeStack yet?
While Learning Paths are a paid feature (available on our Team and Enterprise plans), you can get started on our Free plan here.