Methods and Techniques of Implementing a Security Awareness Program
By William Hubbard
Implementing a successful Security Awareness Program is an essential step in enhancing security within any organization. The mindset and behavior of employees is the crux of the issue – in order to operate at an acceptable level of awareness the organization’s employees must have certain basic knowledge to behave “securely”. But how do you, the security awareness program director, provide this knowledge? This paper will illustrate why security awareness is so important and what it is supposed to accomplish. Furthermore, it will also cover program contents, methods and techniques of teaching, and resources the security awareness program director might use to better achieve the goal of greater security awareness within an organization. By using the methods and techniques discussed, the program director can develop a dynamic and effective program that both engages employees and helps them learn better security behavior.