Security Awareness Programs Are Not just For Compliance

Jan 16, 2014 8:35:20 PM

I see a significant gap in not only how the need for Security Awareness training is perceived as needed but also in the general quality of the programs and training delivered vs other types of training.  In many cases small companies avoid security awareness training due to ignorance, cost fears, or fears it will stifle their culture of creativity.  This research project is structured to give CIO’s, CISO’s, and other security and IT managers the data to motivate them to provide in security awareness training programs thereby bringing about change in their organizations.

Some of the key goals of the project are to identify, by industry:

  1. Deltas between the quality of what IT and Security think they are delivering and what end users think are getting.
  2. Gaps between spending on technical/job training and Awareness training.
  3. Can/How organizations measure training effectiveness.

Sponsors of the report can receive a number of benefits including full details of findings, detailed and custom analysis of results, an executive summary with sponsor branding, distribution rights, webinar and others.

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David Monahan

Written by David Monahan

David is a senior information security executive with several years of experience. He has organized and managed both physical and information security programs, including security and network operations (SOCs and NOCs) for organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to local government and small public and private companies. He has diverse audit and compliance and risk and privacy experience such as providing strategic and tactical leadership to develop, architect, and deploy assurance controls; delivering process and policy documentation and training; and working on educational and technical solutions.

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