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Nonprofit Focuses on Security Awareness

A non-profit organization called SCIPP International has been formed to provide security awareness training and certificate programs

VIENNA, Va. -- With the support of leading information security professionals around the world, a non-profit organization called SCIPP International has been formed to provide security awareness training and certificate programs for corporate, government and academic end-users, including both employees and customers.

Founded by Winn Schwartau, a pioneer and visionary in understanding the critical role of end-user awareness in securing infrastructure, SCIPP International was formed to develop and maintain the SCIPP Generally Accepted Practices (SCIPP GAP), a common body of knowledge of security awareness best practices, and expand the role and influence of security awareness training and certificate programs for end-users.

“Studies have shown that up to 60 percent of all computer security breaches stem from basic user errors, more than any other single factor,” said Schwartau. “We formed SCIPP to gather security awareness best practices in a single repository and incorporate them into educational and certificate services for end users and their organizations.”

SCIPP International Inc.

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