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What should be the contents of an Information Security Training Program?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by mobi_khan, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. mobi_khan

    mobi_khan Thread Starter

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    Hi,


    I am planning to give some awareness and training program in my company. I would like to know how to develop a security training programs for the employees specially the executives. Actually I am not able to select the boundaries and the limits that should be addressed in the training program i.e. the topic and their relevant depth.



    So can anyone help me in this regard about the material that should be included in the training program and its depth and breadth? If anyone can provide/share some real documentation/presentation I will really appreciate it.
     
  2. RootbeaR

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    How did this fall into your lap?
    Did you tell them you had the credentials?
     
  3. mobi_khan

    mobi_khan Thread Starter

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    Well actually I am working as an Information Security Lead in the comapny and I have deployed and configured many software for security control but since these were technical that’s why I did not face much trouble for deploying these security controls, but giving training to executives and employees is a different thing. I mean I do not know how many areas I should cover and what should be the depth of those topics? How much technical those training program should be?

    So far I have configured the following

    1. Password Protection and Password Policy

    2. Clear Desk and Clear Screen Policy

    3.How to share any folder and assign rights

    4.How to report the information security incidents

    5. Eamil and internet use

    6. Viruses and malicious software

    But I am not sure whether it is enough or should I go further?
     
  4. RootbeaR

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    Keep it simple. But you always need to consider the audience. You do not want to insult their intelligence. You have a better idea of their expertise/knowledge of computers than I/we do.

    Have a look at some of these for ideas:
    http://www.google.ca/search?q=Infor...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
     
  5. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Who has sponsored the training? What are they expecting you to deliver? (Is what you are planning what the sponsor wants?!)
    How much delivery time do you need, how much have the 'students' been allocated?
    Has a Training Needs analysis been completed? What training gaps have been identified?
    Are you working solo or with a co-trainer? If the latter have they delivered this type of training before?
    Bearing in mind that you'll need to devote considerable time in preparing the course, materials, powerpoint etc etc and agreeing what exact company policy you'll be delivering - has anyone costed the benefits of buying in the training from an external specialist provider?
    What venue will you use? Will there be accomodation or equipment hire charges?
    These are important areas to address.

    Yes, I've some experience in devising, delivering, etc etc but not IT related - though many of the areas to consider are generic to all training.

    Richard.
     
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