Sophos, which says it has developed a new, free training tool on security for IT professionals, says the survey underscores the impact that a lack of understanding of security policies and best practices'”in every department and at all levels of an organisation'”can have on an IT infrastructure.
Sophos also found that 26 percent of respondents to its survey said that senior management had committed the worst IT security offences, while 19 percent admitted that IT, itself, committed the worst IT security offences.
As part of its security training program, Sophos has published a free IT security Dos and Dont's kit with some useful advice, including:
'¢ Launch guide with quick tips for IT professionals to begin an educational program
'¢ IT Security DOs and DON'Ts posters and handbook for end users with top 10 tips
'¢ Bite-sized reminder email templates
'¢ Password DOs and DON'Ts 1-pager to help end users create strong passwords
'¢ PowerPoint presentation for IT professionals to use for trainings, etc.