- The Importance of the Human Firewall
- Creating a Security Awareness Program
- Step 1: Gather Information
- Step 2: Develop a Format and Forum in Which to Present the Information
- Step 3: Prepare the Program Material
- Step 4. Present the Program to the Pilot Group
- Step 5: Present the Program to Senior Management
- Step 6: Develop a Schedule for Updating the Program
6. Develop a Schedule for Updating the Program
It's important to keep the material in the program fresh, so that it continues to capture the interest and attention of the employees. There will always be new threats to address, as well as new tools and procedures to follow, and all of this information may have to be conveyed to employees.
In addition to the above, it's necessary to conduct periodic evaluations to ascertain the effectiveness of the program. A process similar to that used for the pilot group can be employed. Periodic security surveys should be conducted to measure user adoption to the organization's security policy. After all, having employees follow security policy and do their part in securing the network is usually the ultimate goal of any awareness program.