The scriptures suggest that you “train up a child in the way they should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, ESV). Training is considered important in maintaining a healthy perspective in life. So too can training of employees provide many benefits. A security awareness program provided to employees is designed to teach the user community to recognize someone attempting to compromise their system. Training is suggested as a good method of being prepared. 1 Timothy 4:7 says, “Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train your yourself for godliness” (ESV). We do not wish to be uninformed, and therefore we train ourselves. Deuteronomy 4:9 goes on to encourage us to “only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life” (ESV). The Bible recommends preparing oneself for knowing what is right, through training.
- Review the material in the Getting Started section, including the specific Bible passages.
- Be sure to address to the following prompts in your paper:
- How does keeping your soul diligently and training for godliness compare to training used in the workplace?
- How might you apply the principles presented in these verses to prepare a security awareness program?
- Your paper should be at least 250 words in length.