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24 Feb 2007

Asleep at the wheel?

A new research study shows that the US Government is spending just 2½% of its impressive $5.6 billion annual IT security budget on security awareness and training. With 6-10 million employees, that's between $14 and $25 per person per year, on average. The study's authors expect the spending to remain flat through 2012, although they acknowledge that security incidents tend to spur further investment.

Hello Mr Bush! Helloooo! NIST, your very own internationally-respected standards body, advises that information security awareness, training and education helps avoid or minimize security incidents. Are you asleep at the wheel or just gently dozing?

More security awareness links (as recommended to all leaders of the free world)

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