Security Awareness Blog

The SANS Security Awareness Survey

We are very excited to announce the annual SANS Security Awareness Survey. Once a year, every year, we take a snapshot of the global security awareness community and create a report that you can use to benchmark and improve your security awareness program (download the last report here). What makes this annual report so powerful … Continue reading The SANS Security Awareness Survey


European Security Awareness Summit - After Action Report

I'm flying home after this year's European Security Awareness Summit and wanted to share my thoughts and experiences from the event while still fresh in my mind. Once a year, every year, we host a security awareness summit both in the United States and in Europe. The purpose of the awareness summits are to bring … Continue reading European Security Awareness Summit - After Action Report


The Three C's of Awareness

Upgrade your Cyber Awareness Training with the Three C's of Security Awareness According to the 2016 Security Awareness Report, over 80% of security awareness professionals have a background in either information security or information technology. Less than 15% have a background in soft skills such as training, marketing or communications. This technical orientation has significant … Continue reading The Three C's of Awareness


Stopping Business Email Scams Takes More than Just Phishing Training

A Conversation with the FBI Cybercrimes Division Since January 2015, losses from Business Email Compromise scams (often called BEC) increased 270 percent, according to the FBI cybercrimes division. While CEO Fraud is the most common and fastest growing version, the entire class of business email compromises rely on the same social engineering and targeting … Continue reading Stopping Business Email Scams Takes More than Just Phishing Training


Awareness Training Ranks High in New Cyber Security Report

Key Awareness Findings from the SANS 2016 Survey on Security and Risk in the Financial Sector What if you could peer into the front lines of the battle against cyber threats in the financial services sector? What role does security awareness play in thwarting attacks? The 2016 SANS Survey on Security and Risk in the … Continue reading Awareness Training Ranks High in New Cyber Security Report