Challenges Faced by Organizations
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Security awareness programs are wonderful: managers wonder why users fail password audits, awareness trainers wonder why they have to constantly remind people not to reuse their passwords for different accounts, and users wonder why they have to sit through yet another presentation telling them to craft unique passwords for each account. The information in a typical security awareness program is often well-known, yet organizations still have to deal with the very real risks that result from people not following or understanding the awareness material.
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