Business Problem(s) SecureGURU Addresses:
Businesses are unable to effectively communicate (and rack
viewing) security threats or attacks (online or physical) when they are
attacked and their email server is shutdown.
The cost, time and complexity of Security Awareness/Security Education
increases as businesses have offices regionally and globally.
The internal threats & damage far exceed the threats/damage from
Introduction to SecureGURUTM
SecureGURUTM helps enterprises
effectively communicate important security alerts (online or
physical) with employee's worldwide and reduce the liability of the
enterprise, while fully complying with laws. In addition to the technology to
communicate, track and prioritize security content, FootPath provides security
training content in the form of Flash presentations, screen savers, Intranet
servers, posters & flyers. FootPath�s interactive content team constantly
develops new content and provides it bundled with SecureGURUTM product.
SecureGURU helps solve the following business problems faced by a CIO or
CSO in autonomous and cost-effective ways:
Educating Employees about all types of threats - Information, Social, Weapon
Oriented; Identification of a threat, defense against threats and reporting
Tracking Awareness Level of the Enterprise. Are more than 50% of the employees
educated to identify and handle a Virus Attack?
Communicating "Urgent Threat Alert" to all Employees and instantly evaluating
employees who have not read/acknowledged the alert. This helps too reduce
Dynamic update of Security Awareness Content
Four levels of content organized to spread security awareness across all levels
of an Enterprise.
Monitoring & Protecting the Desktop PC�s against Internal attacks
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Internal Attacks Are Mostly Unknown & Increasing Periodically
Cyber crime and physical crime from external and internal sources is increasing
everyday having potential to cause massive damage, financially and potentially
to human life. The threats range from simple thefts to bio terror attacks and
they can change every day. The problem is compounded in enterprises where
employee turnover is high and security awareness programs are static and
expensive to implement, monitor and measure. 45% of all security breaches occur
from within a company. Damage or threats to a company�s resources from internal
forces are considered to be more serious and dangerous than those posed by
external forces. In today�s business arena reports of such attacks are growing
day by day, despite astronomical investments made by companies on security to
safeguard business assets, due to lack of security awareness amongst employees.
"Federal investigators say that the tools and gears of security equipment are not
as effective in the absence of appropriate and continuous employee training on
Security Awareness content must be dynamic. The themes should be based on
specific threats, severity of the threats, enterprise-specific vulnerability,
enterprise physical location, and enterprise business vertical. Security
awareness program must also be able to track the awareness level of all
employees and have the capability to identify, report and defend against any
known attacks on an enterprise.
Security and ROI (Return On Investment)
Information and enterprise security are important components of most corporate
balance sheets today. Good understanding of your current business scenario and
how employees would benefit from security awareness should precede an
investment in security solutions.
To generate an ROI on Security solutions, the following issues need to be
What is the company�s �Current Security Level�? How knowledgeable is the
company staff about Security?
What is the most effective method of education the employees? Would it be a
dedicated workshop session or would it be an autonomous, on the job training?
How compliant are the Security solutions to the current Laws?
Is the Security solution measurable in terms of increased awareness of the
Finally, how cost-effective is the solution and what would be the
SecureGURUTM Security Education Content
With the Government stepping up its emphasis on Information Security and Privacy
standards with recent U.S Legislation acts such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of
1999 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of
1998, Footpath�s SecureGURUTM solution aims to proactively
educate employees to improve enterprise threat and security awareness with the
education themes in compliance with these regulations.
SecureGURU Security Education Content is available in the
Virus & Worms Education
Social Attacks & Defense
Bio-terror Defense Education
Work Place Theft Prevention Education
HIPAA (scheduled 02/2003 )
SecureGURUTM Desktop Security and Breach Notification
One of the key issues addressed by SecureGURUTM is Desktop Security.
The SecureGURUTM Desktop Monitor automatically monitors the locked
workstation. On detection of an unauthorized login, the SecureGURUTM
Breach Notification System automatically notifies the owner of the workstation
over a pre-configured email address or a mobile phone. SecureGURUTM Breach
Notification System can be configured to channel Breach Notification messages
through the corporate SMTP server on the company Intranet or a dedicated
third-party SMTP server.
In addition to the Breach Notification System, the Desktop Monitor also
Capture and logging Breach information to dedicated log files
Automatic and configurable facility to Backup log files on the local computer
or over the Intranet
Automatic Event Log Backup, Clearing and Notification system
Automatic Live Update Scheduling
Features of SecureGURUTM
Security Education Themes based on Threat types (Information, Identity etc) and
Business Verticals Financial Services, DoD, Utilities etc.)
Dynamic and Authentic Content updated periodically by Content Specialists On
Demand or Automatic Content Update or No Update at all
Breach Detection - Protects your system while you are away. Detection includes
Login and optionally files system mounting or access to confidential folders.
Breach Notification - Notifies you via Email immediately incase the system is
breached by a malicious user in your absence. Can enforce dual security if
desired. Maintains a log file of security breaches, which can be used, for
Advantages of SecureGURUTM Architecture
SecureGURUTM architecture has been designed keeping in mind, all
issues pertaining to the MIS department, network resources and most frequently
used features such as:
Minimal use of Internet bandwidth
to download/view the lightweight, Security Education Content .The content is
downloaded only once or whenever updated.
Reduced or no Intranet traffic
as offline security education themes are played from each client machine.
Lesser Connection time as the Offline communication system (SecureGURUTM
Screen Saver and SecureGURUTMAdvisor) dispenses with constant
connection to the Internet.
Least CPU utilization
enabling it to work on computers with minimal hardware resources
SecureGURUTM Screen Savers make effective usage of
by playing security education content thereby creating a security aware
Scheduled delivery of Security content through SecureGURUTM
Offline tracking no load on network resources
SecureGURUTM 3.0 is available FREE for Home users.
Enterprise/Businesses can buy it online or request a volume quote.
To know more about SecureGURUTM, and Security Awareness
please read our Technical White Paper.
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