A typical scenario–a vital scientist of a biotech firm is heading to a major industry conference. While on the plane a thought occurs of an urgent task that needs doing. As soon as they land, they crack open a laptop and find the first available WiFi signal and complete the work. Now, of course, as IT/security professionals, it is easy to think of all the terrible reasons why not to use random public WiFi. However, this scientist probably doesn’t have an awareness of potential issues and is hyper-focused on the urgent task. A solution that can educate the user at the point in time will be able to prescribe some best practices.
With the Reveal out-of-the-box training policies, an on-screen message notification acts as a way to provide immediate, highly relevant user training as they commit acts which could endanger your company’s data, even inadvertently. In the case of the traveling scientist, the message could be something as simple as notifying the user to sign onto corporate VPN while on public WiFi. The message accomplishes the goal of creating awareness at the time it matters most.
Another application of training policies can be warning users that the file they are trying to upload to non-sanctioned cloud storage contains company confidential and proprietary information. The instant feedback based on action resonates with the user and potentially prevents a leak.