Reference: CMMC 2.0
Level Introduced: 2
Title: Role-Based Risk Awareness
Ensure that managers, system administrators, and users of organizational systems are made aware of the security risks associated with their activities and of the applicable policies, standards, and procedures related to the security of those systems.
Awareness training focuses user attention on security. You can use several techniques to do this:
• instructor or online training;
• security awareness campaigns; and
• posters and email advisories and notices to employees.
There is an important distinction between awareness training and role-based training. Awareness training provides general security training to influence user behavior. Role- based training focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to complete a specific job.
You want to provide information to employees so they can identify phishing emails. To do this, you prepare a presentation that highlights basic traits, including:
• suspicious-looking email address or domain name;
• a message that contains an attachment or URL; and
• a message that is poorly written and often contains obvious misspelled words.
You encourage everyone to not click on attachments or links in a suspicious email. You tell employees to forward such a message immediately to their IT security administrator. You download free security awareness posters to hang in the office. Also, you send regular emails and tips to all employees. This ensures that your message is not forgotten over time.