Information security awareness: Issues and proposed solutions

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  • This research paper investigated what eleven organizations from the private and public sectors in Edmonton are doing to promote information security awareness training, how these organizations measure the level of information security awareness, and how often the organizations promote information security awareness training. In an effort to measure the level of awareness, this research paper tested the applicability of the Security Awareness Index (SAI). A qualitative approach using survey method of data collection supplemented by interviews with Chief Information Officers/security managers was used to answer the research questions. Secondary data in the form of reports also served as additional evidence.
    The survey results indicated that there is an increasing focus on information security awareness in Edmonton. Interview feedback revealed that organizations who participated in the survey, measure the level of security awareness through various methods such as surveys, quizzes, spot checks, number of security incidents, auditing and so on. It was also noted that majority of the participated organizations promote on-going security awareness as a result of policy compliance. Lastly the Security Awareness Index (SAI) was found to be applicable in practical work because it focuses on general employee awareness and addresses common security issues in organizations today.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International