Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cyber Security Awareness

This week is Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). Cyber security awareness programs impress upon users the importance of cyber security and the adverse consequences of its failure. Awareness may reinforce knowledge already gained, but its goal is to produce security behaviors that are automatic. The goal is to make "thinking security" a natural reflex for everyone in the organization. This week’s articles contain information that will help you protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in today's highly networked systems environment.

An information security audit is one of the best ways to determine the security of an organization's information without incurring the cost and other associated damages of a security incident. (Item #1) Why is security awareness and training so important and what constitutes a security awareness and training program? (Item #2) Here’s how to implement a security awareness program in your organization. (Item #3)

Do you know what sorts of fundamental rights people have with respect to their data? (Item #4) There are seven steps chief information security officers can take to launch their organizations in the direction of Information Security compliance. (Item #5) What do you know about the Internet Kill Switch? (Item #6)

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