SecurityMetrics Academy

Additional Info

Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionService


Most small-to-medium business employees are not data security experts, yet many are charged with strengthening their organization’s data security environment. To address this problem, SecurityMetrics offers an educational data security resource–SecurityMetrics Academy. Academy is a free program that prepares employees to take on data security challenges at their organization by educating them in the areas of PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, as well as in general data security basics and best practices.

With videos, quizzes, and external resources on topics like security policies and encryption, Academy is aimed at educating SMBs like franchisees, small merchants, and healthcare practices. The new course instructs on ways to address specific cybersecurity risks businesses may face.

Human error still remains one of the top threats to businesses. Academy helps merchants close data security and compliance gaps by training employees on social engineering and security policies so that your business remains safe.

Key Capabilities / Features

The key capabilities of SecurityMetrics Academy are as follows:

Education for Non-Experts: Academy provides accessible education in data security for small-to-medium business employees who may not be data security experts. It equips them with the knowledge and skills required to strengthen their organization's data security environment.

Comprehensive Curriculum: The program covers a wide range of topics, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, and general data security principles and best practices, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of data security requirements and standards.

Multimedia Learning: Academy employs various learning tools such as videos, quizzes, and external resources to make the educational experience engaging and effective.

Targeted Audience: It is tailored to the needs of SMBs, including franchisees, small merchants, and healthcare practices, addressing the specific cybersecurity risks these businesses may face.

Human Error Mitigation: Recognizing that human error is a significant threat to businesses, Academy focuses on training employees in areas like social engineering and security policies to reduce this risk.

How we are different

- It's completely free
- It covers a wide range of security policies and isn't limited to just one industry
- It is simple to use