Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Communications

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


Awareness Programs for High Turnover

Recently @erickolb asked me a great question, how do you train and engage a workforce that has a high-turn over rate? This is a common challenge, especially for industries such as retail where high-turn over or seasonal hires can greatly complicate your program. These are some initial recommendations I would make. Start With Your Core: … Continue reading Awareness Programs for High Turnover