Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Communications

Take This Lollipop - Watch Him Stalking You

For someone whose passion is researching security awareness technologies, I'm stunned I have not come across "Take This Lollipop" sooner, what I now consider one of the most effective security awareness videos I have seen. Released in October, 2011 and developed by Jason Zada, the short video teaches people on the dangers of sharing too … Continue reading Take This Lollipop - Watch Him Stalking You


New 2012.2 Security Awareness Training Released

Technology, cyber threats, business requirements, and standards constantly adapt and change, so to should your security awareness program. At a minimum, to ensure the effectiveness of your awareness program you should update it at least once a year. By update I mean a complete review of WHO you are targeting in your awareness program, WHAT … Continue reading New 2012.2 Security Awareness Training Released


The Security Awareness Planning Kit - Awareness Made Simple

People often under estimate the amount of planning required to establish a high-impact security awareness program. If your goal is just compliance, you can get away with pretty minimal planning. But if you want to make a difference, if you want to truly have an impact and change behavior, you need to plan. However, many … Continue reading The Security Awareness Planning Kit - Awareness Made Simple


Primary vs. Reinforcement Training - The Key to Changing Human Behavior

Recently we have been discussing different methods of training and how to change behavior, such as the halo effect of reinforcement training. Today I wanted to take a step back and do a brief review of the two different categories of security awareness training and a simple way to compare these two categories to common … Continue reading Primary vs. Reinforcement Training - The Key to Changing Human Behavior


Reinforcement Training - The Halo Effect

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 3.0 Conference which focused on eLearning. I was really impressed by a talk by Dr. Art Kohn on Cognitive Behavior. One of the things he helped me understand is how to best leverage reinforcement training, or what he called booster training. The idea is once a … Continue reading Reinforcement Training - The Halo Effect