Gartner Research

Effective Security Awareness Starts With Defined Objectives

Published: 13 February 2017

ID: G00318193

Analyst(s): Joanna Huisman


Demonstrating the effectiveness of any activity requires security and risk management leaders to measure performance against an agreed-upon set of success criteria. Most awareness programs lack success criteria and are unable to prove effectiveness.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Collate Enterprise Objectives for Security Awareness, and Group Them Into Categories Using Gartner's Guidelines
  • Define Measurable Outcomes From Awareness Activities for Each Group of Objectives
  • Build Consensus and Obtain Executive Buy-In for Prioritized Security Awareness Objectives

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