Security Awareness Blog: Author - lspitzner

Security Awareness and the New Hire Process

A common problem many organizations face with their security awareness program is the new hire process. They are tasked to train and secure new hires, but often have very limited time and resources to do this (sometimes no more than 15 minutes to 'secure' each new hire during the initial on-boarding). In addition, new hires … Continue reading Security Awareness and the New Hire Process


OUCH is Out

The August edition of the OUCH! newsletter is out. This month we cover backups. While not as sexy or exciting as other security measures, it is one of the most important (and simple) steps you can take to protect your data. Just last week my wife's hard drive crashed. We lost over 45,000 family photos … Continue reading OUCH is Out


Tip of the Day - Brand New

The Tip of the Day program is a free resource developed for the community. It provides a new security awareness tip every day on how you can secure yourself online. While the lessons learned focus primarily on home or personal use, these same behaviors also help secure today's organizations. As we are seeing throughout industries, … Continue reading Tip of the Day - Brand New


Lessons Learned from the EU #SecAwareSummit

Last week we hosted the first ever SANS Security Awareness Summit in Europe. The goal of the summit was to bring together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world who are working to secure the human element. The event was huge success as over 80 professionals had the opportunity to meet and learn from … Continue reading Lessons Learned from the EU #SecAwareSummit


Guest Post #2 - Leveraging Social Media at Diageo

Editor's Note: John Haren is the Head of Information Security Governance, Risk & Compliance at Diageo and has responsibility for the company's Security Awareness program. Below is part two of a series where John describes how Diageo is leveraging social media to engage staff and help drive their awareness program. In a my previous blog … Continue reading Guest Post #2 - Leveraging Social Media at Diageo