The Importance of a Security, Education, Training and Awareness program

Contributed by Stephanie D. Hight

A Security Education, Training and Awareness (SETA) program can be defined as an educational program that is designed to reduce the number of security breaches that occur through a lack of employee security awareness. A SETA program sets the security tone for the employees of an organization, especially if it is made part of the employee orientation. Awareness programs explain the employee’s role in the area of Information Security. The aim of a security awareness effort is participation. Technology alone cannot solve a problem that is controlled by individuals.

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