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3 Jun 2016

Security awareness module on trust and ethics

June’s NoticeBored module covers trust and ethics - no ordinary, run-of-the-mill awareness topic ... but then NoticeBored is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill awareness service! The module draws out important awareness messages that are directly relevant to information risk and security.

'Ethics' is a pervasive self-control underpinning many others. Ethical people think and behave honorably in ways generally considered correct and appropriate. They are open and honest, respectful of others and concerned about ‘doing the right thing’ and ‘doing things right’. In respect of information security, ethical behavior reinforces procedural controls – for instance, unethical people who disregard the principles and ignore policies and flaunt the procedures materially weaken the organization’s information security.

Trust and trustworthiness form the basis for collaborating with and depending on others, without the costs, disruption and aggravation implied by distrust and untrustworthiness. 

As well as being personal matters, trust and ethics also operate at the organizational level. Ethical, trustworthy organizations are held in high regard by others, while unethical ones are avoided.

Read on and get in touch to subscribe.  'Trust and ethics' is just one of twelve thought-provoking security awareness topics we're covering this year. 

Gary (Gary@isect.com)

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