Note: The following is a “Vigilize Post.” If you want regular fodder for your security awareness reminders, along with catchy subject lines if you intend to use e-mail, consider following us on www.twitter.com/vigilize! Each week we tweet a post that you are welcome to customize to your own situation. The tweet itself is designed to be an e-mail subject line that will entice your users to at least open the message. This is in reaction to a very common complaint from our ISO clients: “They don’t even open my awareness reminder e-mails.”
The information we promise our customers we will protect is not only in electronic format. It can come to us in the form of faxes, reports, copies, and yes . . . . . through the good old fashioned US Mail!
Employee mailboxes should be checked regularly and right before leaving at the end of the day. Information that contains nonpublic customer information should be placed in an interoffice envelope, delivered in person, or kept secure for later delivery when confidentially can be assured.
Do not leave sensitive information in your mailbox. It must be kept locked as an extension of our clean desktop policy!
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The purpose of Vigilize is to respond to ISOs’ complaints that users never read ISO’s “ongoing security awareness training reminders.” Our tweets are designed to be copied into the subject line of your awareness reminder, with the language on these pages put into the body. The goal is that the user will have to read the subject line to know to delete the message, and if they understand the subject line the reminder is communicated. If not, they will go into the message and read the reminder.
Feel free to use Vigilize in your own Security Awareness Program. Let us know if you have any ideas, suggested tweets, or ways to improve this FREE service.