User knowledge key to good security
Source: securitypipeline.com - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Security Given the continual drive to secure today's enterprises, and in light of National Computer Security Day celebrated this week, Security Pipeline tapped Kathleen M. Coe, Symantec Corp.'s regional education director of education services, for insight on how to foster better user security behavior, as well as how to seed a strong corporate security culture companies require today.

Given the continual drive to secure today's enterprises, and in light of National Computer Security Day celebrated this week, Security Pipeline tapped Kathleen M. Coe, Symantec Corp.'s regional education director of education services, for insight on how to foster better user security behavior, as well as how to seed a strong corporate security culture companies require today.


Computer Security Day, created in 1988, focuses on reminding users to protect their computers and business-critical information and raise awareness computer-related security issues


This year's theme, "Personalizing Security," targets the fact that each person within an organization plays an important role in protecting business-critical assets and information.


It's a relevant theme given that 75 percent of organizations identify a lack of user awareness as moderately or severely reducing the effectiveness of their current security program, according to META Group research. Research by Ernst & Young reports that less than half of enterprises provide employees with ongoing training in security and controls.


In response to the need for better security programs and tools, Symantec launched its Security Awareness Program in September. The program provides interactive computer-based tutorials and supplemental communication tools, such as screen savers and ready-to-print pamphlets, to help companies meet regulatory requirements for employee security awareness training while creating a more security-conscious workforce.

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