Security Awareness Blog

Public Wi-Fi Attacks - Starbucks

One of the dangers when working while on the road is using public Wi-Fi access points, such as the ones you find in your hotel, airport or local cafe. Public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient, but does come with its own unique risks. The two biggestthreats isbad guys either setting up rogue Wi-Fi access points, or … Continue reading Public Wi-Fi Attacks - Starbucks


HR - *Please* Stop Requiring Tech Backgrounds for Security Awareness Officers

As we get ready to enter into 2018 one of the things I'm so excitedto see is more and more organizations investing in managing their human risk, to include hiring what many call Security Awareness Officer, Security Communications Officer ora position related to Security Training or Culture. To be honest, I'm far less concerned about … Continue reading HR - *Please* Stop Requiring Tech Backgrounds for Security Awareness Officers


2017 EU Security Awareness Summit - After Action Report

The SANS EU Security Awareness Summit is an annual event that brings together security awareness professionals and industry experts from around the world to share and learn from each other how to manage human risk. This year was the largest event ever in Europe, bringing together over 130 awareness professionals for a jammed pack … Continue reading 2017 EU Security Awareness Summit - After Action Report


How Can I Tell This is an Attack? - Amazon Support Phish

Quite a few folks have been asking how can they tell this Amazon email is a Phish. Below are the indicators. I like this example as it demonstrates how the bad guys are constantly evolving and adapting in their attacks. Notice in thisemail how there is no malicious link or infected attachment to click on, … Continue reading How Can I Tell This is an Attack? - Amazon Support Phish


The Security Awareness Board Game - At the EU #SecAwareSummit

Editor's Note:Daria Catalui is the Cyber Awareness Coordinator for the European Commission.She is one of the speakers for the upcomingSecurity Awareness Summit 6/7 December in London. Below she gives an overview on her upcoming talk on gamifying awareness programs. As my former boss likes to say 'Cyber security awareness month is everyday' so indeed the … Continue reading The Security Awareness Board Game - At the EU #SecAwareSummit