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The core service offered to clients by Esus E-Learning is transforming their static content into highly interactive, and engaging e-learning material. Static content can take the form of a PowerPoint deck, a Word document, a training manual, a company policy or procedure, a set of guidelines, learning material, etc. 

Managing director Gary O’Flynn says that cybersecurity is an extremely important topic due to the economic impact of a cyber breach, privacy concerns, and potentially significant legal considerations. 

“As a result we have seen a big spike in the need for customised, client-specific, cybersecurity e-learning content,” he adds. “In the last 12 months we have worked with one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies on a number of innovative cyber security e-learning projects both here and in the US.”

The first project involved developing a suite of animations to provide staff with a high level understanding of the different types of cyber security threats that exist in both their personal and working lives, broken into themes (ransomware, strong passwords, social engineering, etc.) and best practice context-relevant scenarios.

“The second project was the development of a gamified e-learning course on protecting confidential information, giving learners the opportunity to work through real-life examples,” O’Flynn explains. “This allowed them to see the consequences of, and receive detailed feedback on, different actions taken.

“The third project is an exciting one where we are building a Virtual Reality ‘Phishing’ Experience for a select number of senior personnel within the organisation. The main objective is to teach people how to spot a variety of threats that phishing poses in electronic communications, all in an immersive virtual reality environment using VR headsets. 

“Employees will be presented with ‘virtual’ real-world phishing scenarios in which they will be required to identify phishing attempts and provided with feedback on actions taken.”

In business since 2004, Esus E-Learning works in Ireland and internationally. “I’m really proud to have built Esus into a highly reputable company who have the pleasure of working on global projects, reaching millions of users, with multinational, Fortune 500 and large organisation clients,” says O’Flynn. 

“Creating memorable content that trainees want to consume is at the core of what we do. This is achieved by working with clients at the outset of a project to identify the key success metrics and then build the most appropriate solution to affect the required behaviour change.”

“I think a lot of our success has stemmed from our innate desire to develop content that affects real behavioural change for the intended audience. We can guarantee an excellent e-learning experience because we script, design, and develop everything in-house so the finished product is a perfect fit for the client.”

Photo: Gary O’Flynn, founder of Esus E-Learning

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