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Carrier Wins 2021 CSO50 Award for Digital Security Awareness Program
Carrier’s Digital Security Awareness Program has been named a 2021 CSO50 Award winner by IDG’s CSO, the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership. The prestigious award program recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The awards are scored according to a set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts and academics.
Carrier launched its Digital Security Awareness Program in 2020 amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program is focused on making security awareness training available on-demand, through any device. Carrier’s cybersecurity team saw the opportunity to lower costs and accelerate its digital transformation to the cloud. Today all Carrier employees and contractors have easy access to training that can be viewed on a PC, smartphone or smart TV.
“Building awareness on cyber hygiene is one of the most important things to keep us safe from bad actors. The weakest link in our cyber defense is often inconsistent adherence to our own best practices. Congratulations to Carrier’s cybersecurity team for their focus and commitment to educating our colleagues and keeping Carrier cyber safe,” said Bobby George, Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, Carrier.
Making training more accessible is just the beginning of Carrier’s Digital Security Awareness Program. From testing the use of bots, to delivering training that is more engaging, envisioning customized training and making communication channels available on streaming apps, Carrier’s Security Awareness Program continues to innovate.
“Engaging our global workforce to think security first is vital to mitigate cyber risks,” said Nicole Ford, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer for Carrier. “The CSO50 Award tells us we’re on the right track to increase security awareness.”
Award winners will be recognized at the annual CSO50 Conference in November.