Seven-Step Security Awareness Action Plan - Slide 7

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Get your employees to sign up to key policies so you know that they’re on board. As part of the process, include the consequences if they break the rules. That said, make sure that they understand that genuine errors are expected and should be reported, not ignored or covered up.

Unless IT security is a core element of someone's job, it is not necessarily considered one of their on-going development needs. All too often, employees get just an initial presentation from the IT department when they start and are expected to remember it, keep up to speed with changes, and adhere to ever-changing IT security policies and procedures.

Without an ongoing systematic and proactive user awareness program, a strong security posture is in jeopardy. There is no cure for stupidity or genuine human error, but you can educate your workforce to help them make the right decisions and avoid unnecessary mistakes. What are you doing to make sure your workforce is security aware?

This slideshow features a seven-step security awareness action plan, identified by Dominic Saunders, senior vice president of the NETconsent business unit at Cryptzone, to help ensure employees are onboard and up-to-speed on company security policies.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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