Gartner Research

How to Gain Support for Your Security Awareness Program

Published: 06 January 2017

ID: G00315271

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Wheatman , Joanna Huisman , Perry Carpenter

Summary

Securing investment dollars from executives for a security awareness program depends on persuasive communication and negotiation skills. Security and risk management leaders must package their approach to ensure executive understanding and support for programming.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Make Clear Connections Between Security Requirements and Business Objectives When Advocating for Security Awareness Programming
  • Provide Specific Examples of How Security Awareness Will Lead to Better Business Outcomes
  • Utilize Measurable Data to Present Security as Management of Risks, Rather Than as Confrontation of Threats

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