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Training for Information Technology Security: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-Based Learning

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Author(s)

Shirley M. Radack

Abstract

This bulletin discusses the techniques that organizations should use to measure the effectiveness of their IT security training programs and the extent to which the programs are useful to the organization and are wise expenditures of training resources. Evaluations of IT security training should start with planning for the collection of evaluation data. Evaluations should take place at many levels and should include the views of the students for each learning activity. The material in this bulletin was excerpted from NIST Special Publication 800-16, Information Technology Security Training Requirements: A Role- and Performance-Based Model. The training requirements were developed by the Federal Computer Security Program Managers Forum and by the Federal Information Systems Security Educator s Association (FISSEA).
Citation
ITL Bulletin -

Keywords

evaluation planning, evaluations, information technology security, information technology security training, results-based training, role training, security training, training effectiveness

Citation

Radack, S. (1998), Training for Information Technology Security: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-Based Learning, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151647 (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created June 23, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017