A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about eLearning security.

No, it wasn’t about an eLearning session on security (like the first ten posts that come up when search for “eLearning security” on Google). It was about the need for organizations to start taking the matter more seriously.

Think about it. What kind of information gets passed around during virtual training sessions? Information designed to help workers support the organization’s goals. This can include plans to neutralize a competitor. Competitive briefings. Or merger and acquisition information. Or proprietary pharmaceutical drug training. If we’re talking about a government agency, it might include details about our nation’s infrastructure that could be used by an enemy against the state.

But it’s not just the kind of information that renders eLearning content a security risk. It’s the power of the flexibility of the eLearning tools themselves. If you email out an invite to a WebEx conference, how do you know that email wasn’t compromised? What about the numerous people who write their passwords on a sticky note attached to their monitor? How do you know the slides you presented weren’t saved onto a laptop that was later lost? If it’s sensitive information, do attendees have the right NonDisclosure Agreement in place, or appropriate security credentials?

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