I think we have a tag being used for two separate types of questions, and so should probably split it. The tag is used for questions applying to both the education of end-users and non-IT-Security folks, as well as career-related education for IT Security professionals. So, I suggest splitting the tag into two: and .

Below are some examples which I hope demonstrate the distinction between these two proposed tags. The questions themselves may or may not be examples of "good" questions in general, but I think they do show how the same tag is being used for two significantly different purposes.

There may even arguably be need for a third tag or more, to cover questions which are really more about educating non-Security IT folk, or management types, as opposed to regular end-users.


Why does one need a high level of privacy/anonymity for legal activities?
Why do law-abiding citizens need strong security?
Doing a demo about open wireless networks exploiting with Firesheep
How to define security requirements to ensure that developers... do not provide security by obscurity?
How can I keep my programmer collegues informed about security issues?
What policies maximize employee buy-in to security?
What are good ways to educate about IT security in a company?
What are a few good analogies to describe the benefits of a strong security program?
What are a few good lists of threats to use to kick-off conversations with others about what worries them?

Courses on "Secure Software Development"
Resources to learn about security
If you could have only one book on web security, what would it be?
What security resources should a white-hat *developer* follow these days?
What does a MCSE need to learn to be proficient regarding *nix security?
How to get into RFID auditing?
I see entry level security skills as a problem for industry - what can we do about it?
Good (preferably free) resource for CISSP practice questions
Books about Penetration Testing
CEH resources for exam prep
Video Tutorials resources for IT Security
Should I go for Master of Science by GIAC SANS and what to do with my expiring GSEC cert?
Can you pass C|EH without any hands-on experience in hacking tools
CEH or GIAC - Which one should I pursue?
SANS training - worth it?
NSA CAE/IAE courses
Literature about IT security from a hardware standpoint

  • 2
    I support this, educating users is a huge part of security and deserves its own tag. Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 2:49
  • What needs to be done to slipt the tag? Delete the old tag and add the new one?
    – this.josh
    Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 6:30
  • Excellent idea - I support this! Any volunteers to create the tag and sort this out?
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 12:51
  • grumble I'm glad it's only 62 of them...
    – Jeff Ferland Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 13:51
  • Good idea. Maybe "career-development" would be better than "career-education" though? Or "training"?
    – user185
    Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 14:04
  • I was thinking professional-education seemed like the better name for it.
    – Jeff Ferland Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 14:09

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Alright, I went and retagged a bunch. Everything that is left in is currently a question. I think anything with (which I moved a bunch to) needs to be merged with that. Otherwise, has been populated. So, tasks:

  • Done - apologies for the delay :-)
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Commented Nov 2, 2011 at 15:04

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