The 7 elements of a successful security awareness program
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Security Projects When we were asked to keynote a recent CSO event, it was a pleasant surprise that the top concern of the CSOs was "security culture." From performing many security assessments and penetration tests, it is sadly obvious that even the best technical security efforts will fail if their company has a weak security culture. It is heartwarming that CSOs are now moving past straight technological solutions and moving towards instilling a strong security culture as well.

To determine the components of a truly successful security awareness program, we performed a study to identify critical success factors for building one. We interviewed security awareness practitioners at Fortune 500 companies and surveyed the security staff and general employees at the companies. Additionally, we validated the results and gathered additional information at a security executive event in the United Kingdom with more than 150 security executives participating.

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