DSAPE – Dynamic Security Awareness Program Evaluation

  • Charalampos Manifavas
  • Konstantinos Fysarakis
  • Konstantinos Rantos
  • George Hatzivasilis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8533)


This paper addresses the importance of continuously evaluating an organization’s awareness program and provides guidelines that will help organizations assess their efforts, extending the authors’ work in [1]. The proposed methodology evaluates an awareness program considering the most common and essential methods used for delivering awareness material. Key awareness-related processes and accompanying quantitative metrics are identified, along with a methodology for dynamically evaluating the metrics and the overall awareness program as a whole. A software tool is developed, to facilitate the deployment and maintenance of the assessment methods and to formalize their aggregation and evaluation. An organization’s security awareness posture is modelled as a dynamic system and the awareness level is calculated and monitored through time via Event Calculus. Furthermore, the tool can be deployed in a multi-agent form, to enable its use by organizations operating through remote offices and distributed locations.


security awareness evaluation methodology security management event calculus JESS JADE multi-agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charalampos Manifavas
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Fysarakis
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Rantos
    • 3
  • George Hatzivasilis
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Informatics EngineeringTechnological Educational Institute of CreteHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Dept. of Electronic & Computer EngineeringTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer & Informatics Engineering, Eastern Macedonia andThrace Institute of TechnologyKavalaGreece

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