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Security Skills Shortage? Dont Panic!
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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1/28/2015 | 1:33:40 PM
Re: Admit that you have a problem....
I like that idea of having a hacker actually demonstrate how easy it is for bad guys to steal personal information and data via social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook. Seeing is definitely believing. Awareness will never be sold as an abstract concept. It is personal!  
CarricDooley
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CarricDooley,
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1/28/2015 | 1:17:34 PM
Re: Admit that you have a problem....

Well, it's an awareness program.

Posters, screen savers, annual certification quizzes – but in some recent conversations with clients, we discussed "making it personal".

Have a hacker come in and show examples of how bad guys steal your Twitter and Facebook account, or get into your banking info. Pragmatic, amusing demos are entertaining, and convey the point – raising awareness (which is key both up and down the org).

The idea is to get people to practice good Internet hygiene at home, and we are hoping that translates into better behavior at work. Hopefully we learn to think before we click.

 

mdrolet017
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mdrolet017,
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1/28/2015 | 12:31:51 PM
Program development, policy, incident response and awareness
I would concur, you have many valid points we all need to address:

1.  Fully utilize all your current info security technology (so many only use 25% of the features)

2.  Bring people up to speed on the program and why they can make a difference

3.  Plan, practice and test your incident response plan

4.  Limit risk, what is  your exposure?

5.  Roles and responsibilities training, everyone is part of the team

 

And last but not least

6.  It's not easy- but there is always help!

 

Michelle
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funkdm3,
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1/28/2015 | 8:52:14 AM
Security Annoymous
Admit that you have a problem. The first step is to admit and accept that there is a problem with the current behavior

 

Hi!  I'm Dave and I'm powerless over patching.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
1/26/2015 | 4:17:34 PM
Admit that you have a problem....
Assuming that "you" is referring to "users," I'm wondering what security awareness tools community members find to be the most (or least) effective ...


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