Gartner Research

Three Critical Factors in Building a Comprehensive Security Awareness Program

Published: 15 September 2017

ID: G00317716

Analyst(s): Joanna Huisman

Summary

Three key elements form the foundation of a successful awareness education program: knowledge of audiences, pervasive and continuous communication and interactive education on security tactics. Security and risk management leaders should use this research to implement a comprehensive program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Assess the Culture of Your Enterprise to Determine the Messaging, Delivery and Frequency of Security Awareness Information
  • Leverage an Attack Simulation Product to Help Identify Key Pockets of Risk, Deliver Social Engineering Attacks and Provide Training
  • Use Communications and Marketing Tools for Ongoing Reinforcement of Good Behaviors and to Keep Security Top-of-Mind

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