Once awareness is established as the realization of actions and impact, it serves as a catalyst for change. Sometimes. To get it right requires a series of steps, and at least three elements. From Translating Security Value at CSO.

Exploring the three elements necessary to design a program that connects individuals to impact, leads interest to action.

While security awareness does not signify understanding or equate to behavior, done right, it may lead to action. That only happens with a carefully designed and properly executed program.

The right elements create the environment for individual realization (see: the proper understanding of awareness) and the desire to learn more (see: how awareness leads to…).

The good news is that other disciplines and areas of life provide rich, successful examples of how to do this. Consider the centuries-old tradition of yoga.

The core of my yoga practice is in a studio, under the watchful eye of certified and experienced yoga teachers. The purpose of the space is to learn and practice yoga. In fact, they often remind us it’s not called yoga perfection, but practice.

As a model for designing a successful security awareness program, consider three key elements:


Keep reading for the three elements: http://blogs.csoonline.com/security-awareness/2710/designing-security-awareness-success




About the Author Michael Santarcangelo

The founder of Security Catalyst, Michael develops exceptional leaders and powerful communicators with the security mindset for success.

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