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The Need for Effective Information Security Awareness

Summary: The Need for Effective
Information Security Awareness
Fadi A. Aloul
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Email: faloul@aus.edu
Abstract--Security awareness is an often-overlooked factor
in an information security program. While organizations
expand their use of advanced security technology and
continuously train their security professionals, very little is
used to increase the security awareness among the normal
users, making them the weakest link in any organization. As
a result, today, organized cyber criminals are putting
significant efforts to research and develop advanced hacking
methods that can be used to steal money and information
from the general public. Furthermore, the high internet
penetration growth rate in the Middle East and the limited
security awareness among users is making it an attractive
target for cyber criminals.
In this paper, we will show the need for security awareness


Source: Aloul, Fadi - Department of Computer Engineering, American University of Sharjah


Collections: Engineering