Security Awareness For Dummies

  • 9h 16m 17s
  • Ira Winkler, CISSP
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Every organization needs a strong security program. One recent study estimated that a hacker attack occurs somewhere every 37 seconds. Since security programs are only as effective as a team's willingness to follow their rules and protocols, it's increasingly necessary to have not just a widely accessible gold standard of security, but also a practical plan for rolling it out and getting others on board with following it. Security Awareness For Dummies gives you the blueprint for implementing this sort of holistic and hyper-secure program in your organization.

Written by one of the world's most influential security professionals—and an Information Systems Security Association Hall of Famer—this pragmatic and easy-to-follow book provides a framework for creating new and highly effective awareness programs from scratch, as well as steps to take to improve on existing ones. It also covers how to measure and evaluate the success of your program and highlight its value to management.

  • Customize and create your own program
  • Make employees aware of the importance of security
  • Develop metrics for success
  • Follow industry-specific sample programs

About the Author

Ira Winkler, president of Secure Mentem, is considered one of the world's most influential security professionals. He has gained media notoriety for performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically "broke into" some of the largest companies in the world and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader. Ira is also a columnist for Dark Reading and ComputerWorld, and writes for several other industry publications. Mr. Winkler has been a keynote speaker at almost every major information security related event, on six continents, and has keynoted events in many diverse industries.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Knowing How Security Awareness Programs Work
  • Chapter 2 - Starting On the Right Foot: Avoiding What Doesn’t Work
  • Chapter 3 - Applying the Science Behind Human Behavior and Risk Management
  • Chapter 4 - Creating a Security Awareness Strategy
  • Chapter 5 - Determining Culture and Business Drivers
  • Chapter 6 - Choosing What to Tell The Users
  • Chapter 7 - Choosing the Best Tools for the Job
  • Chapter 8 - Measuring Performance
  • Chapter 9 - Assembling Your Security Awareness Program
  • Chapter 10 - Running Your Security Awareness Program
  • Chapter 11 - Implementing Gamification
  • Chapter 12 - Running Phishing Simulation Campaigns
  • Chapter 13 - Ten Ways to Win Support for Your Awareness Program
  • Chapter 14 - Ten Ways to Make Friends and Influence People
  • Chapter 15 - Ten Fundamental Awareness Topics
  • Chapter 16 - Ten Helpful Security Awareness Resources