Cyber Security Ambassador Program at RRU
What's a Cyber Security Ambassador you ask?
Cyber Security Ambassadors are a network of volunteers embedded throughout the university who help spread the word on cyber security. It's someone who, in addition to their regular duties, takes on the role of engaging with their co-workers around matters of cyber security awareness. Typically, an ambassodor may help a co-worker find an answer to a cyber security question, give a short update on a security topic at a team meeting, help the cyber security awareness people pass out information or give feedback to the cyber security awareness team. IF that sounds like a whole second career, it shouldn't. It will likely involve 2 to 4 hours of time per month.
Do you have to be a "techie" to be a Cyber Security Ambassador? You don't. You just need to like helping people and have an interest in things related to technology. We will be hosting a short training session in which we'll give you some background information, put on a few demonstrations and generally make sure you're prepared for your new role. You might even learn a trick or two that will amaze your teenagers.
How do you become a Cyber Security Ambassador? Well, the process starts with your manager. Check with your manager to make sure you've got their approval for you to participate. Next, go to the Security Awareness website and download the application form. Fill in the application, save a copy for yourself and click SUBMIT or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Sept 28. We need a minimum of 5 people to run the program and can accept a maximum of 10.
Cyber Security Ambassador programs are a leading edge strategy for changing risky behaviours and developing a culture of cyber security awareness. Organizations such as Salesforce, Dropbox, Thomson Reuters, Diageo, Honeywell and Adobe are leading the way with their ambassador programs and we're excited to be able to offer our own ambassador program here at Royal Roads.
If this sounds interesting or exciting to you then please consider joining our program!
Thanks for your interest!