Social Engineering Your Employees to Information Security

By Martin Manjak

This paper will examine the role and value of Information Security Awareness efforts in the organization. I will discuss the various threats (e.g., social engineering tactics) targeting employees that an InfoSec Awareness campaign is designed to counter. We will review some of the obstacles to implementing a program, offer some tools and strategies for developing effective materials, and lastly look at two case studies of Information Security Awareness campaigns at the University at Albany, SUNY. The appendices contain samples of actual materials developed using the methods discussed in the paper.
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