Measuring the Effect of Using Simulated Security Awareness Training and Testing on Members of Virtual Communities of Practice
The overarching purpose of this paper is to determine the efficiency and sustained benefit of information security awareness training using simulated events in a V-CoP environment. The results of the study would provide useful feedback that organizations can use to determine if awareness training in a web-based simulated environment can help to reduce computer security incidences, particularly from viruses. Proper adherence to security guidelines should help to promote a safer environment. Also, when users are made aware of the risks and potential damages from viruses and other forms of computer security breaches that can occur when these guidelines are not followed, they should be more likely to follow these guidelines. Knowing the risks in any environment is helpful in producing desired responses.