Elements of an Information Security Awareness Program

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Elements of an Information Security Awareness Program

  1. 1. Security Awareness
  2. 2. The Challenge of Security Awareness Why? Nobody cares about Security… And how do we get their attention and support?
  3. 3. Types of Risk <ul><li>Prof. John Adams, University College London </li></ul><ul><li>UK risk expert </li></ul><ul><li>Direct – directly perceived – obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific – determined via science </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Risk – everything else! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Risk <ul><li>Virtual Risk </li></ul><ul><li>What we are all involved in! </li></ul><ul><li>Project risk/Operational risk </li></ul><ul><li>Physical/Data security risk </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism/Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul>
  5. 5. Virtual Risk <ul><li>Virtual Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to “prove” </li></ul><ul><li>Experts don’t know or do not agree </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t know what we don’t know </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issues <ul><li>Security viewed as a negative </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance v. “risk” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Gotchas” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 10. Make Top 10 lists! Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS…
  8. 9. 10. Make Top 10 lists! Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 9. Have a Mascot
  9. 11. 10. Make Top 10 lists! Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 9. Have a Mascot 8. Dress Up
  10. 13. 10. Make Top 10 lists! Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 9. Have a Mascot 8. Dress Up 7. 1-on-1 Executive Briefings
  11. 14. 10. Make Top 10 lists! Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 9. Have a Mascot 8. Dress Up 7. 1-on-1 Executive Briefings 6. The Screensaver
  12. 15. Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 5. Computer Security Day – comics and greeting cards
  13. 17. Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 5. Computer Security Day 4. Publish or Perish
  14. 19. Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 5. Computer Security Day 4. Publish or Perish 3. Continually reinvent
  15. 20. Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 5. Computer Security Day 4. Publish or Perish 3. Continually reinvent 2. Get others to play
  16. 21. Top 10 The Top 10 things we do for Security Awareness at DHS… 5. Computer Security Day 4. Publish or Perish 3. Continually reinvent 2. Get others to play 1. Have Fun!

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