Security Awareness Program as a Cost-Efficient and Proactive Security Measure
An effective Security Awareness Program as described in a number of international standards and best practices on security includes a wide range of activities.
Security Awareness is interconnected with event and incident management and many other security-related processes (configuration management, secure coding, and so on).
Since many security incidents have internal causes, Security Awareness Program is one of the most cost-efficient proactive security measures. The proper level of education, awareness, and motivation is the key factor for decreasing security incidents and increasing trust and loyalty.
Infopulse ensures the development of a robust Security Awareness Program that includes:
Security warnings at the hiring interview
Signing the commitments (security policy, non-disclosure agreements, personal data protection, copyright disclaimers, and others)
Addressing security in job responsibilities
Security training and testing at the adaptation stage
Regular security training and testing based on security policy
Customized security training and testing for different user profiles (software developers, system administrators, marketing and sales, accountants, and more)
On-demand security training and testing (e.g., incident follow-ups)
Online security training and testing
Project-specific security training and testing
Security training and testing management system with automatic reminders and notifications
Security blogs and forums
Security mailings (announcements, vulnerability warnings, to name a few)
Handouts (booklets, brochures, and more)
Electronic posters and banners (e.g., substitution of web banners)
Security research communities and mailings
Other activities (polling, games, competitions, and others)