An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

Campaign Evaluations – E. A Perspective on Achieving Information Security Awareness

‘A Perspective on Achieving Information Security Awareness’, Mariana Hentea, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, USA. <>

Abstract: The guidelines ‘Towards a Culture of Security’ emphasise a culture of security in all aspects of information systems, from designing and planning through to everyday use, and among all participants, from government down through business to consumers. In response to national needs, Information Security education has become a priority for many educational institutions in US for the past years. More universities and colleges have established courses or specialized programs to teach Information Security skills to students enrolled in degrees related to computers such as computer information systems, computer engineering, and computer science. However, there are aspects of the security education model that need attention. This paper discusses these issues including changes to improve security awareness education. Through close coordination between faculty, industry, government agencies, and universities, the critical education of future graduates, Information Technology professionals, Information Security professionals, and public can be accelerated.
Methodology: This evaluation is a literature review of studies in information security education and training. The thesis of this evaluation is that education and training initiatives should be used for training in post-secondary education of computer programmers. Of those initiatives currently being used, more emphasis should be placed on skills in designing programs.