SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Security awareness programs are often ineffective, and have dangerously little impact on protecting vital systems and data, says Darrell Drysteck, a thirty-year security veteran who has instituted security awareness training for both large and small companies. His seven-part series for InfoSec professionals, "Solving the Enigma of Security Awareness," is one of the many resources published on Peerlyst (https://www.peerlyst.com).
Drystek says most current security awareness programs fail in recurring and predictable ways. He highlights some of the mistakes to be avoided, as well as solutions for businesses preparing for security awareness training. Included in his series of helpful posts:
- How to get buy-in from employees who might otherwise regard security awareness as a burden
- How to design a program that is tailored to an organization's size, type, and needs
- Why human resources departments are an essential, if overlooked, component in an organization's security infrastructure
- Why the biggest mistake companies make when instituting security training may stem from management directives
- How to track and evaluate the success of a security awareness program
When describing security awareness in most enterprises today, Drystek doesn't pull any punches: "When poorly done, security-awareness training sucks. It sucks for the clients who must endure the babble. It sucks for the organization's leaders who endorsed and funded it. And it sucks for the security folks because they've failed to meet their job-performance objectives."
The full seven-part series, and thousands of other security tips, can be found exclusively on Peerlyst:
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