UK Information Security Awareness Forum launches website
The Information Security Awareness Forum, launched in London in February 2008 has launched its web site. The Forum aims to pool and disseminate best practice in information security awareness rather than innovate or generate new materials. It is a non-funded body supported by key security related organisations including ISSA, ISACA, GetSafeOnline, (ISC)², ASIS International, the British Computer Society, Infosecurity Europe and the Institute of Information Security Professionals.
According to ISAF chair Dr. David King "The Information Security Awareness Forum has been formed to coordinate and build on existing work and initiatives, to improve their overall effectiveness, and ultimately to increase the level of security awareness that will help us all". He considers the web site a critical component of that strategy.
Dr. King told heise Security that the ISAF is not a lobbying body, but instead intends to collaborate with all possible partners to coordinate the huge but disorganised body of awareness materials and methods currently available into a coherent body of knowledge that is accessible to business. He particularly mentioned the Directors' Guides, which position security awareness in clear terms for the Boardroom, as an example of the way forward.