Security Awareness Blog: Author - lspitzner

Gaining Leadership's Support for Your Awareness Program

A common challenge many security awareness programsface is getting the support they need from leadership. The data from the 2017 Security Awareness Report proves that not only is this support a challenge, but critical to success. But how can you get that support you need? Simple, talk to them in their terms. Thetop rated talk … Continue reading Gaining Leadership's Support for Your Awareness Program


Game On - European Security Awareness Summit Agenda Confirmed

I am super excited to announce all systems go for the3rd annual European Security Awareness Summit. The speakers have been confirmed, the venue booked and things are already pointing to the best summit yet. If you are involved in security awareness, compliance, governance or anything human security related this is THE event to network and … Continue reading Game On - European Security Awareness Summit Agenda Confirmed


For a Successful Awareness Program, You Need at Least 1.4 FTEs

Working with hundreds of security awareness programs has taught me one thing, people are key. One of the quickest ways I can determine if an awareness program is going to be successful is by asking how many people are dedicated to the awareness program. Budget is not the indicator, fancy metrics are not the indicator, … Continue reading For a Successful Awareness Program, You Need at Least 1.4 FTEs


Charts Like This is Why Information Security is Failing

I recently saw this chart being shared on LinkedIn. I do not who developed the chart, nor is this a personal attack, but it is approaches like this why information security will never succeed. People were promoting this chart as a great reference on how to secure critical data. The overall approach is to identify … Continue reading Charts Like This is Why Information Security is Failing


The 2017 NCSAM Planning Kit - Your October Awaits

This October is the 14th National Cyber Security Awareness Month, otherwise known as #NCSAM or #CyberAware month. Organized by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), this is aglobal eventfocusingon cyber security. This is also a great opportunity for organizations to promote security awareness throughout their organization, regardless of size, location or industry. As the 2017 … Continue reading The 2017 NCSAM Planning Kit - Your October Awaits