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Information security awareness: educating your users effectively

M.E. Thomson (Port Elizabeth Technikon, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
R. von Solms (Port Elizabeth Technikon, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Information Management & Computer Security

ISSN: 0968-5227

Article publication date: 1 October 1998

Abstract

This article investigates the evolution of computing, with specific reference to the security issues involved. These issues are then taken further to determine the need for education in the workplace through an information security awareness program. Techniques borrowed from the field of social psychology, which have been largely ignored in current awareness programs, are highlighted in order to show how they could be utilized to improve the effectiveness of the awareness program.

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Thomson, M.E. and von Solms, R. (1998), "Information security awareness: educating your users effectively", Information Management & Computer Security, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1108/09685229810227649

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