Still, these training videos - essential to employee orientation and famous for being dreadful - are necessary, and usually mandatory for anyone hired into a new position.
And they’re probably no less boring when it comes to technology and cybersecurity.
Curricula, an Atlanta-based company that creates character-based training videos specifically to help companies teach cybersecurity awareness to employees, announced this week that it just raised $3 million in Series A funding to begin 2020.
The 5-year-old bootstrapped company calls itself “the only character-driven security awareness platform that focuses on connecting employees with heroes, villains, and memorable security stories.” With the successful funding round, led by RCP Equity, Curricula plans to grow from a current staff of nine employees to at least 30 by year’s end, according to CEO and co-founder Nick Santora.
Santora says the typical cybersecurity training video can be summarized as “an hour-long death-by-PowerPoint, with a lot of lawyer language.” And, he says, with so much at stake for the companies involved, making these videos engaging, beneficial and results-based is critical.
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