Cybersecurity Education for Awareness and Compliance, 1st Edition

  • Ismini Vasileiou
  • Steven Furnell
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  • ISBN-10: 152257848X
  • ISBN-13: 9781522578482
  • DDC: 658.3
  • 306 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Understanding cybersecurity principles and practices is vital to all users of IT systems and services, and is particularly relevant in an organizational setting where the lack of security awareness and compliance amongst staff is the root cause of many incidents and breaches. If these are to be addressed, there needs to be adequate support and provision for related training and education in order to ensure that staff know what is expected of them and have the necessary skills to follow through. Cybersecurity Education for Awareness and Compliance explores frameworks and models for teaching cybersecurity literacy in order to deliver effective training and compliance to organizational staff so that they have a clear understanding of what security education is, the elements required to achieve it, and the means by which to link it to the wider goal of good security behavior. Split across four thematic sections (considering the needs of users, organizations, academia, and the profession, respectively), the chapters will collectively identify and address the multiple perspectives from which action is required. This book is ideally designed for IT consultants and specialist staff including chief information security officers, managers, trainers, and organizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics (AISPE) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Addressing the User.
1: A Holistic View of Cybersecurity Education Requirements.
2: Common Mistakes in Delivering Cybersecurity Awareness.
3: The Role of Education and Awareness in Tackling Insider Threats.
Addressing Organizations.
4: Promoting Cybersecurity Compliance.
5: Achieving a Security Culture.
6: Techniques and Tools for Trainers and Practitioners.
7: Ensuring Core Competencies for Cybersecurity Specialists.
Addressing Academia.
8: Delivering Cybersecurity Education Effectively.
9: Cybersecurity Curricular Guidelines.
10: A Collaborative Cybersecurity Education Program.
Addressing the Profession.
11: A Cybersecurity Skills Framework.
12: The Role of Cybersecurity Certifications.
Compilation of References.
Related References.
About the Contributors.