SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS

NIST 800-50: Security Awareness and Training Program
This NIST publication provides detailed guidance on designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining an awareness and training program within an agency's IT security program.

ENISA: A Usersí Guide: How to Raise Information Security Awareness
This document illustrates the main processes necessary to plan, organise and run information security awareness raising initiatives: plan & assess, execute & manage, evaluate & adjust. Each process is analysed and time-related actions and dependencies are identified. The process modelling presented provides a basis for "kick-starting" the scoping and planning activities as well as the execution and assessment of any programme. The Guide aims to deliver a consistent and robust understanding of major processes and activities amoung users.

NIST 800-16: Information Technology Security Training Requirements (188 pages)
The overall goal for use of this document is to facilitate the development or strengthening of a comprehensive, measurable, cost-effective IT security program which supports the missions of the organization and is administered as an integral element of sound IT management and planning. Protecting the value of an organizationís information assets demands no less. This approach allows senior officials to understand where, in what way, and to what extent IT-related job responsibilities include IT security responsibilities, permitting the most cost-effective allocation of limited IT security training resources.
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Building a Security Awareness Program - CyberGuard
Hackers, worms and viruses grab the headlines, but the real threat often comes not from outside the organization but within. Social engineering and unhappy employees pose very real risks to network security. How do you address the problem? This article offers a practical approach to setting up an effective security awareness program that gets everyone in the organization on board.

Security Awareness Toolbox - The Information Warfare Site
The Security Awareness Toolbox contains many useful documents and links. The Main Documents section was contributed by Melissa Guenther. The Toolbox is a rich source of awareness material.

SANS Reading Room - Security Awareness Section
Most of the computer security white papers in the Reading Room have been written by students seeking GIAC certification to fulfill part of their certification requirements and are provided by SANS as a resource to benefit the security community at large.

University of Arizona Security Awareness Page
The UA security awareness site contains awareness presentations, videos and posters. It's a good site to explore.

IIA Tone at the Top Awareness Newsletter
Mission: To provide executive management, boards of directors, and audit committees with concise, leading-edge information on such issues as risk, internal control, governance, ethics, and the changing role of internal auditing; and guidance relative to their roles in, and responsibilities for the internal audit process.


Security Awareness Tips

Stop.Think.Connect.
The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.

StaySafeOnline
The Internet is a powerful and useful tool, but in the same way that you shouldn't drive without buckling your seat belt or ride a bike without a helmet, you shouldn't venture online without taking some basic precautions.

National Institute for Cybersecurity Studies (NICS)
To make cybersecurity materials more readily-available, the government developed NICS. It serves as a national resource for government, industry, academia, and the general public to learn about cybersecurity awareness, education, careers, and workforce development opportunities.

SANS Securing The Human Program
The SANS Securing The Human Program provides everything your organization needs for an effective security awareness program. This site includes free resources to make your security awareness program a success, including project plans, awareness surveys and execution checklists.

Cyber Security Tips - US-CERT
Cyber Security Tips describe common security issues and offer advice for non-technical home and corporate computer users. Although each one is restricted to a single topic, complex issues may span multiple tips. Each tip builds upon the knowledge, both terminology and content, of those published prior to it.

Cyber Security Alerts - US-CERT
Cyber Security Alerts provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits. They are released in conjunction with Technical Cyber Security Alerts when there is an issue that affects the general public. Cyber Security Alerts outline the steps and actions that non-technical home and corporate computer users can take to protect themselves from attack.

Security Awareness Tips - Gideon T. Rasmussen
Security tips are a key component to any awareness program. They should advise of best practices and reinforce policy.These tips are written with the average person as the intended audience. The site randomly displays information security tips. Companies can use it internally to educate their user community. The site and script are free to download.


Security Awareness Posters

Information Assurance Awareness Posters - Information Warfare Site
These awareness posters were provided as a courtesy by Keesler Air Force Base. You may download the posters and submit to your graphics department to tailor to your organizations specifications. This page includes links to posters on other sites as well.


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