PRO+ Premium Content/Information Security magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
September 2013 Volume 15 / No. 7

Attack security literacy with brute force

Most organizations spend thousands of dollars on the latest technology to heighten security and yet overlook one of the lowest cost options available -- increasing security literacy in its employees. The ancient Chinese proverb is true: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." And, we don't mean create an enterprise security awareness program with catchy slogans and no real security education. Teach employees why security is important and show them how hackers use vulnerabilities, created by human carelessness, to attack enterprise networks and computer systems. Too many times, organizations treat employees as if they can't comprehend the security threats that we try to protect them from technologically. End users love to download software for their PCs and applications for their personal devices to help them with their work or provide some personal enjoyment. Unfortunately, many of them don't ever consider the possibilities of backdoors, spyware, ransomware or botnets ...

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue

SearchCloudSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchCIO

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchCloudComputing

ComputerWeekly.com

  • CIO Trends #6: Nordics

    In this e-guide, read how the High North and Baltic Sea collaboration is about to undergo a serious and redefining makeover to ...

  • CIO Trends #6: Middle East

    In this e-guide we look at the role of information technology as the Arabian Gulf commits billions of dollars to building more ...

  • CIO Trends #6: Benelux

    In this e-guide, read about the Netherlands' coalition government's four year plan which includes the term 'cyber' no fewer than ...

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Close