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Information Security Awareness & Training
Al-Ghatam H, Dowland PS
Advances in Network & Communication Engineering 4, ISBN: 978-1-84102-180-5, pp157-163, 2007
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This paper identifies users’ weaknesses regarding information security awareness, based on a survey which was conducted to assess security awareness. The survey showed that it is often the actions of users which makes them vulnerable, and that many are aware of the problems but continue to compromise themselves. The survey result shows that training and education do benefit users, and there is a clear difference between trained users and the rest – demonstrating that education, and training can work. The survey results have been used to help develop a training tool, to provide resources and interactive learning tools for users. These tools have been assessed and demonstrated to help promote information security awareness.

Al-Ghatam H, Dowland PS