Why IT Leaders Choose Curricula for Employee Security Awareness TrainingCohere Health is a fast-growing SaaS company on a mission to transform healthcare management. With more than $56M in funding (the latest being a Series B round of $36M) the information security team at Cohere knew they had to do employee security awareness training to be in compliance with HIPAA plus ensure employees were properly trained. In this case study, learn more about:
- Why security was a top priority even before the company raised its funding
- How cyber security awareness training is part of new employee onboarding
- What their team is doing to meet compliance standards while also having fun
Most of the training in HIPAA is very dry with a ‘check the box’ kind of mentality… I was looking for something different and was introduced to Curricula. I loved this new idea with how to present this information.
Why a 2x customer continues to choose CurriculaJared first started using Curricula at his previous company when he was looking to do something different for security awareness training. With his extensive background working with IT compliance requirements for information security, he understood that having engaging content would be a differentiator for his fellow employees. After he joined the scaling team at Cohere, Jared knew he wanted to implement Curricula again. He explained how the management team recognized the importance of launching employee security training even though the company was still in its pre-seed stage. “When I joined at Cohere, this was one of the first platforms I set up,” Jared said, knowing he would need security training for HIPAA standards. Cohere started with a security training program early, when the company was less than 30 employees, recognizing the importance of how establishing a security program can help with meeting or exceeding compliance rules. Now with nearly 200 employees, and projecting to double their headcount again this year, building a culture around security is even more important not only for compliance but also for the overall health and success of the organization.
New hire onboarding includes cyber security trainingWith the increasing number of cyber attacks around the world, security awareness training should be part of new employee onboarding training from Day 1. New hire training is even easier with Curricula, and Jared shared how Curricula’s assignments feature allows for admins to create a group for new hire onboarding with assigned training. “We have an assignment with three courses to get acquainted with our cyber security culture,” Jared explained, “and then we migrate their group to active employees so they’re included with our normal cadence of ongoing security awareness training.” For new employees, those first three episodes include:
- Intro to Cybersecurity