Education aimed at helping users meet their security-related responsibilities.

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CIS vs CS for Information Systems Security?

I would like to know which degree out of these two would better prepare me for Information Systems Security. I want to eventually work with the CIA as a Information Systems security specialist however ...
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Anti-phishing educational resources for users?

I'm am looking into conducting a phishing campaign to gauge how susceptible my workplace is to phishing attacks. Part of this will involve guiding "duped" users to materials or resources that will ...
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Breach informing

I am a staff member of a large fanfic site, but not the head administrator with control over the site itself. Recently, we had a security breach and the databases were copied, which included the ...
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Can anyone predict the scope of security in the year 2030? [closed]

I'm just curious to know the scope of the future security in terms of compliance and cyber security. And also the way of technology growth in terms of speed, authentication and authorization and OS. ...
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Do technical advice sites sometimes link to malware, and if so, how should we properly research errors? [closed]

Suppose you get an error on your PC that shows up randomly, then you do a search on the internet for the error to find out how to fix it. Typically, you will get some sites that offer a solution, but ...
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What is social engineering, how does it relate to security and how can it affect my business? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is social-engineering an actual threat What is social engineering? Can you give me some examples? Can social engineering have a big impact on business?
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How to protect against an attack where a person claims to be in a position of authority?

In an office if a person approaches an employee and claims to be a new IT staff and to give them access to their computer, what can prevent this kind of attack? I've worked a couple tech support jobs ...
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Should users be allowed to reuse/recyle the same login credentials across a network for different systems?

Should users be allowed to reuse/recycle the same login credentials across a network for different systems? Should this be disallowed/discouraged, or are the security implications minimal? If it's ...
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What's a good tool or website to help learning about security? [closed]

I recall reading once online about a website that had a name that sounded Japanese (Matsz... something) with security problems for programmers to do and learn about different security issues. Does ...
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How to educate users about the dangers of social engineering?

What would be the best way to teach and test employees on the topic of social engineering? What topics would you include?
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To trust, or not to trust? Adding exceptions to the Trusted Certificates List in (firefox) Light

I recently installed the Light (a more compact forking of Firefox). I started getting the "This Connection is Untrusted" error, which got me wondering: when should I add an exception to the list of ...
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If signature based AV software is becoming obsolete, what is the home user to do?

Assuming one is a worried home user who keeps certain sensitive files, works on personal projects, and generally wants to ensure the integrity of their single system (to keep it simple), what's a user ...
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Seeking security help as a non-technical manager [closed]

A friend in the business sector recently asked me for advice on "IT security in a large charity". Being a developer not specialized in security, I could see his difficulty in finding someone qualified ...
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Is “user education” actually doable?

I was going to ask about how to educate users, but now that I think about it, I first want to know if it's actually possible to do effectively at all. Are there any amazing success (or horrible ...
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What college majors are suitable for a career in security? [closed]

I was recently asked by a friend of mine (outside the computer science field) if he can be successful in web-application pen-testing I took this as an excuse to ask a more comprehensive question. I ...
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Interesting security demos for beginners [closed]

I am thinking about a creating short security demo to get people interested in the security topic. I've had a couple of ideas just want to see if anyone has anything else interesting. Edit: I was ...
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Security Awareness Training Ideas [closed]

Does anyone have any solid recommendations for deploying and maintaining security awareness training? I am not looking for a specific vendor but I am trying to gain insight about how the material is ...