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From: "Gideon Rasmussen, CISSP, CFSO, CFSA, SCSA" <gideon () infostruct net>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 21:23:23 -0500

About a year ago I came to the conclusion that the threat of social engineering has increased due to a recent focus on systems security (e.g. firewalls, OS hardening, IDS, etc.). In other words, hackers may consider it easier to gather information through a few phone calls and complain to the help desk that they can't get in through VPN. The best way to defend against social engineering is a solid security awareness program (http://www.cyberguard.com/news_room/news_newsletter_030926threatwithin.cfm).

As you probably know, security tips are a key component to an awareness program. I have authored 19 security awareness tips written with the average person as the intended audience (http://www.gideonrasmussen.com/sectips). The current topics are listed below. The site is free to download. I periodically update the content with new tips.

I have also established the security-awareness group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/security-awareness). You may find it of interest. Membership has grown to over 500 members and posts are regularly flowing in.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thank you.

Kind Regards,


Gideon T. Rasmussen
Boca Raton, FL
gideon () infostruct net

Workstation security
Clean desk policy
Destruction of sensitive materials
Systematic removal of accesses
Home computers
Don't be afraid to say no
Electronic devices
Piggybacking and tailgating
Operations security
Backup your data
Security incidents
Business continuity
Rogue wireless networks
Visitor Escort


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