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Executive security awareness primer
by Toussaint, Gregory W., M.S., Utica College, 2015, 66; 1586318
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this paper was to create a primer for a security awareness program to educate senior level executives on the key aspects of cyber security. This is due to the gap area that was discovered in the lack of both executive security awareness programs, and the lack of executives that fully abide by their company's security policies. This, coupled with research showing that executives are highly targeted by attackers, was the impetus behind this project. It was determined that the content of an executive security awareness program should be similar to that of a security awareness program for all other employees, with the differences being in the delivery and time frame of each segment. Due to this, literature was reviewed on the various topics of security awareness. Research revealed the importance of capturing an executive's attention, in order to keep their interest in the program. It was recommended that individuals charged with creating an executive security awareness program begin by having one on one meetings with the executives in their company. These meetings will help assess the time constraints of their company executives as well as their current knowledge of the various security awareness topics. This will help with tailoring the program specifically to their company executives. This primer may be used by any company or organization in the beginning stages of creating their own security awareness program for executives. Keywords: Cybersecurity, Professor Albert Orbinati, Executive Security Awareness, Internet Safety.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Orbinati, Albert
Commitee: Corbo, Leslie, King, Phil
School: Utica College
Department: Cybersecurity
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Information Technology, Information science
Keywords: Cybersecurity, Executive security awareness, Internet safety, Security awareness
Publication Number: 1586318
ISBN: 978-1-321-67729-4
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