Security Education, Awareness and Training: From Theory to Practice

  • 6h 57m
  • Carl Roper, Joseph Grau, Lynn Fischer
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2006

This book is the only one available on security training for all level of personnel. Chief Security Officers (CSOs), security managers, and heads of security forces often have to design training programs themselves from scratch or rely on outside vendors and outside training companies to provide training which is often dry, stilted, and not always applicable to a specific corporate or government setting. This title addresses the theories of sound security training and awareness, then shows the reader how to put the theories into practice when developing or presenting any form of security education, training, motivation or awareness.

  • Shows how to establish and integrate a structured, internally consistent and coherent program from the ground up
  • Illustrates how to assess and analyze security program needs and audience and customize training accordingly
  • Numerous Appendices to help the security manager justify security spending on training initiatives

About the Authors

Currently on the research staff of the Department of Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC) in Monterey, California, since May of 1998 and in recent months Dr. Fischer has headed up a number of research projects on professional development and training for the newly established Joint Security Training Consortium.

Prior to his joining PERSEREC, he was responsible for developing security awareness publications and products at the Department of Defense Security Institute (DoDSI) in Richmond Virginia, where he also edited the Security Awareness Bulletin and Security Awareness News.

Before entering civilian government service at DoDSI in 1983, Dr. Fischer taught political science in several universities, primarily in West Africa.

He earned his Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University in 1970. His first experience with government security programs was gained in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966 while serving as an intelligence officer.

Joe Grau is a graduate of Duquesne University and the U.S. Naval War College (with distinction). A senior instructor and department head at the DoD Security Institute, Mr. Grau specialized in the field of security education and the DoD Information Security Program. He was a member of the Presidential Review Directive 29 Task Force, the National Disclosure Policy Committee, and principal drafter of the DoD Regulation 5200.1-R, Information Security Program (1997 edition). Over the years, he has had numerous articles published.

Carl Roper holds an MSA in Security Management from Central Michigan University. As a DoD Security Institute lead instructor, he specialized in information security, physical security, risk management, and security education. Currently, he is a security consultant and trainer. He was a member of the U.S. Security Policy Board Risk Management Group Training Team, responsible for developing a national risk management course of instruction. He is also a retired U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent. Mr. Roper is also the author of several other security books.

In this Book

  • Security Education, Awareness, and Training—From Theory to Practice
  • Security Programs, Security Education, and This Book
  • Starting with Some Basics
  • Goals, Objectives, and a Model
  • Performance Problem Solving: Figuring Out What's Going On
  • Security Education and the Employment Life Cycle
  • Motivation: Getting People to Do Things
  • Motivation: Some Theories with Practical Applications
  • Planning an Awareness Program
  • Promoting Informed Awareness: Program Implementation
  • Practical Exercise for Promoting an Informed Awareness
  • Training and Education: Going One Step Beyond
  • Planning to Train: Reader Exercise
  • Moving Security Education into the Work Environment
  • How Not to Train: A Commonsense Alternative
  • Evaluating Security Education Programs
  • Security Education in the Electronic Age


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