Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Communications

The "WHY" in Effective Awareness Programs

Last week we kicked of a blog series on the 4 W's in building an effective awareness program. In the first post we explained that to effectively manage human risk organizations need to answer four key questions; WHY, WHO, WHAT and HOW. Today we focus on the first of those four questions, the WHY part. … Continue reading The "WHY" in Effective Awareness Programs


The 4 W's to Awareness Success

At SANS Securing The Human we have over 1,000 active customers around the world. With so many customers we have gained a wealth of knowledge on what does and what does not work in building awareness programs. In this series of posts titled "The 4 W's of Success" we will share with you the lessons … Continue reading The 4 W's to Awareness Success


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


The Use of Storytelling to Change User Behavior

Editor's Note: Bridget K. Brown manages the Global Information Security Awareness program for RGA Reinsurance Company. She is one of the speakers for the upcoming US Security Awareness Summit in Philadelphia August 19. Below she discusses her talk on leveraging storytelling to change user behavior. "Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me the … Continue reading The Use of Storytelling to Change User Behavior


Women Leading the Way in Securing Human Behaviors

This month I made a startling realization, it is women and not men who are leading the way in securing human behaviors. For those of you who are new to the information security world this is a big deal, traditionally information security is filled by men. For example if you attend a security conference … Continue reading Women Leading the Way in Securing Human Behaviors