To give companies a jump-start on computer security education, the Information Technology Association of America and survey firm Brainbench created in June a certification program that works much like the drivers license renewal process. Workers are given a 55-page study guide before taking the test. "Companies can save a lot of money if they can just get people to pay attention," says Brainbench President Mike Russiello.
To gauge your companys security aptitude, ask staff outside the technology department to complete this downloadable Microsoft Excel quiz.
For more information about CyberSecurity before taking this quiz, please read "Securing Systems: CyberSecurity for the Masses" (Baseline, September 2003).