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Definitions[]

General[]

Awareness refers to activities and materials designed to increase users' or customers' knowledge of security topics, how to keep themselves and their computing assets secure, and how to react in the event of an incident.[1]

Information security[]

Awareness is

[a]ctivities which seek to focus an individual's attention on an (information security) issue or set of issues.[2]

References[]

  1. Information Security Guide 2 - Glossary, which is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 Unported.
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-50.
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