Building an Information Security Awareness Program

Building an Information Security Awareness Program : Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats

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The best defense against the increasing threat of social engineering attacks is Security Awareness Training to warn your organization's staff of the risk and educate them on how to protect your organization's data. Social engineering is not a new tactic, but Building an Security Awareness Program is the first book that shows you how to build a successful security awareness training program from the ground up.

Building an Security Awareness Program provides you with a sound technical basis for developing a new training program. The book also tells you the best ways to garner management support for implementing the program. Author Bill Gardner is one of the founding members of the Security Awareness Training Framework. Here, he walks you through the process of developing an engaging and successful training program for your organization that will help you and your staff defend your systems, networks, mobile devices, and data.

Forewords written by Dave Kennedy and Kevin Mitnick!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 14mm | 459.99g
  • Rockland, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124199674
  • 9780124199675
  • 1,251,992

Table of contents

What Is Security Awareness Training?
Why Does Your Organization Need a Security Awareness Program?
Getting Management Buy-In
Understanding Infosec Threats
Training Cycle
Training Types
Building Engaging Training
Why Most Security Awareness Programs Fail
Current Debate on Security Awareness
The Security Awareness Training Framework (SATF)
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"...a blueprint for creating a highly practical and effectiveness awareness programme that could do so much more to protect your organisation than tens of thousand of dollars spent on shiny new security hardware."--Network Security, Building an Information Security Awareness Program

"...a comprehensive introduction to the human factors that have an impact on the delivery of effective security, as well as practical proposals for the defense against social engineering and technical threats." -- Computing Reviews

"I have been reading about this subject for a while now and, in my modest opinion, this is one of the best books out there covering it... every chapter holds some additional, practical information about each topic." -- Help Net Security, October 16,2014
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About Bill Gardner

Bill Gardner is an Assistant Professor at Marshall University, where he teaches information security and foundational technology courses in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. He is also President and Principal Security Consultant at BlackRock Consulting. In addition, Bill is Vice President and Information Security Chair at the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. AIDE is a non-profit organization that provides research and training for digital evidence professionals including attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and information security practitioners in the private sector. Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall, Bill co-founded the Hack3rCon convention, and co-founded 304blogs, and he continues to serve as Vice President of 304Geeks. In addition, Bill is a founding member of the Security Awareness Training Framework, which will be a prime target audience for this book. Valerie Thomas is a Senior Information Security Consultant for Securicon LLC that specializes in social engineering and physical penetration testing. After obtaining her bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering, Valerie led information security assessments for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) before joining private industry. Her skill set also includes intrusion detection, endpoint protection, data loss prevention, and mobile security. Throughout her career, Valerie has conducted penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, compliance audits, and technical security training for executives, developers, and other security professionals.
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