Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Communications

Feb. OUCH! Newsletter is Out - Email Phishing Attacks

The February edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out. As always, you are free to use this newsletter within your organization as part of your security awareness program, or share with your family and friends. In addition, we know and understand that security awareness is a global challenge, as such we now publish … Continue reading Feb. OUCH! Newsletter is Out - Email Phishing Attacks


The Challenge of Security Awareness Training on Passwords

Twice a year the SANS Securing The Human team and our Board of Advisors do a complete review of every module in our security awareness training. One topic that proves to be a challenge every time is what do we teach people about passwords? This is a very hot and every changing topic, and to … Continue reading The Challenge of Security Awareness Training on Passwords


New Planning Resource - The Interactive Security Awareness Roadmap

Building, maintaining and measuring a high-impact Security Awareness Program requires a great deal of planning and hard work. Often organizations find themselves overwhelmed, under resourced and do not know where to start. That is why we developed the community based resource the Security Awareness Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies the five stages to a mature security … Continue reading New Planning Resource - The Interactive Security Awareness Roadmap


Two Lessons Learned for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

As a security awareness officer I'm always interested in new ways to improve awareness training. As a father of three I'm always doing the same, but for my kids. In many ways securing your kids at home faces the same challenges at work. You create an Acceptable Use Policy, you ensure your kids understand and … Continue reading Two Lessons Learned for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online


Reward vs Punishment - Which is Best for my Awareness Program?

One of the levers we have to changing behaviors is reward and punishment. Reward behaviors we want to encourage, punish behaviors we want to stop. But which one is more effective, and which ones should we use? To be honest, this is a complex question and in part depends on your environment. However this is … Continue reading Reward vs Punishment - Which is Best for my Awareness Program?