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Important Steps to Build an Effective Security Awareness Training Program
It is critical to establish a basic level of security awareness for all employees as the foundation of the security awareness program.
Fremont, CA: One of the most significant threats to an organization's information security is sometimes not a technology control environment flaw. Employees and other personnel, on the other hand, can cause security incidents by disclosing information that could be used in a social engineering attack, failing to report suspicious activity, accessing sensitive information unrelated to the user's role without following proper procedures, and so on. Organizations must have a security awareness program in place to ensure that employees understand the necessity of securing sensitive data, what they should do to manage data securely, and the risks of mishandling data.
Establishing Baseline Awareness
The first stage in creating a formal security awareness program is to appoint a security awareness leader who will be responsible for the program's delivery, development, and upkeep. Through the assignment of responsibilities for the program, having a leader in place will assist assure the success of the security awareness program.
It is critical to establish a basic level security awareness for all employees as the foundation of security awareness program. It is recommended that all employees, regardless of function, complete basic security awareness training prepared in accordance with corporate policy.
Training Board Members, Leadership, and Other Roles
For security awareness training to receive the attention it deserves, it must be a board-level issue. Security is receiving a lot more attention from boards of directors in an increasing number of firms. A board of directors that takes security seriously and prioritizes it will go a long way toward improving an organization's security training program.