Traveling Coaches Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month with Thought Leadership

DALLAS – October 14, 2015 – Traveling Coaches, the legal industry’s user adoption experts, today announced partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security as a Champion for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015. Traveling Coaches adds legal to a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online security awareness. Acknowledged experts in law firm information security, Traveling Coaches will champion NCSAM 2015with a five-part blog series, an information security webinar, a free security self-assessment, and loads of tips, best practices, stats, and more via publications and social media.

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safe and secure online. As an official Champion, Traveling Coaches is recognized for its commitment to cybersecurity, online safety, and helping law firms create a culture of security.

“National Cyber Security Awareness Month presents a perfect opportunity for law firms to initiate a dialog with their employees about the part everyone plays in information security efforts”, said Julia Montgomery, Traveling Coaches Senior Change Management Consultant. “For those firms that have already begun that dialog, it’s a great time to ask ‘What else can we do?’ Social engineering tests, town hall meetings, even friendly competitions to identify security gaps at the firm – National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a great framework for these conversations, and serves as a reminder that this is a serious issue for all of us.”

Traveling Coaches was recognized by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) with the 2013 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award for extensive foresight and innovation represented in the OnGuard Security Awareness Program. Used by more than 85,000 lawyers and staff, OnGuard is the only legal specific, programmatic approach to law firm information security. Designed by and for law firms, OnGuard leverages Traveling Coaches’ expertise in user adoption and change management and incorporates strategic consulting with live awareness events, online content, awareness commercials, posters, emails, assessments and reference tools. Members receive a steady dose of relevant, engaging and effective messages that not only heighten awareness, they create and sustain measurable changes in behavior.

OnGuard is also a comprehensive collection of services and tools which elevate firms from mere compliance to a truly proactive information security posture. A veteran team of CISSAs, CISSOs, programmers, ethical hackers, consultants, communicators, educators, project managers and even Virtual Information Security Officers with security experience in banking, healthcare and energy provide law firms with insight into the regulations under which their clients operate.  OnGuard firms know what, why and where their clients look and how to surpass their audits. 

“What started as an information security awareness program has now expanded to include myriad security compliance services for law firms”, said Brad Garland Traveling Coaches OnGuard Security Strategist. “We now partner with firms to assess risk, test their systems and their people, and help craft the best information security strategies."

To learn more about Traveling Coaches and the company’s legal-specific products and services, visit www.travelingcoaches.com

About Traveling Coaches

Celebrating two decades of service, Traveling Coaches is the legal industry’s foremost partner for learning and development and the first company awarded Thought Leader of the YearConsultant of the Year and Innovative Solution Provider by the International Legal Technology Association. Since 1995, we have partnered with over 1,000 law firms and corporate legal departments including UK Magic Circle firms and 74 of the Am Law 100 to increase return on investments through our proven change management and user experience programs. We work with firms of all sizes and geographies offering innovative solutions such as our award-winning OnGuard Security Awareness Program; revolutionary LegalMind Personal Learning Portal; our newly introduced Springboard Elevated Learning Program; and world class training and change management services. To learn more about these and other solutions, visit www.travelingcoaches.com.

OnGuard Security Awareness Program, LegalMind Personal Learning Portal and Springboard Elevated Learning Program are registered trademarks of Traveling Coaches, Inc.

For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NCASM Champions program and how to participate in NCASM activities, visit https://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam/. You can follow and use the hashtag #cyberaware through the month.

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