Face-off: Is end-user education worth the effort?

Face-off: Is end-user education worth the effort?

Face-off: Is end-user education worth the effort?

Date: Apr 29, 2010

Extensive end-user education has been touted as an information security best practice by some, and as a gigantic waste of time by others. Does pouring time, effort and money into making users security savvy really pay off?

In this face-off, security experts Hugh Thompson, Founder of People Security and Program Committee Chair of the RSA Conference, and Adam Shostack, co-author of The New School of Information Security, discuss whether user security awareness training is really worth it.

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