Gaining Support for Security Awareness Programs

Gaining Support for Security Awareness Programs

A common challenge many organizations face is getting management approval and/or funding for their awareness program. This section contains resources to help justify and get support for your own awareness program. These resources are developed for the community and unless otherwise stated are distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Please send any questions or any feedback on how to improve these resources to

2016 Security Awareness Report

This report details the findings from the Security Awareness Survey taken in November, 2015 by 350 security awareness officers. This report will help you gain the management support and resources you need to be successful, and enable you to benchmark your program against other organizations in your industry.

Stakeholder Presentation

This presentation template can be used to present to your senior management to explain the value of your proposed security awareness program; giving you the support, budget and resources you need to make your awareness program happen.

Data Breaches

Your organization may be required to protect certain types of data (card holder, PHI, PII, PNI, etc). Here are several sites where you can search records of publicly known data breaches.

Compliance Requirements

There are a variety of regulations and standards that require security awareness training. Download our Security Awareness Compliance Requirements document that lists the most common legislation or standards that require security awareness training. In addition you will find the specific sections that state the requirement and links for more information.