Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Communications

7 Key Steps to Building Best-of-the-Best Awareness Programs

Editor's Note: Today's guest blog post is from Jon Homer, who ran the awareness program at Idaho National Labs, one of the most targeted organizations in the world. Below he shares his lessons learned in knowing your target audience. I've attended many classes, participated in (and taught) many trainings, listened to seminars, and read books … Continue reading 7 Key Steps to Building Best-of-the-Best Awareness Programs


Branding Security - The Heart of Your Awareness Program - #SecAwareSummit

Editor's Note: Judith Forrest leads the information security awareness program at SAP. She is one of the speakers for the upcoming US Security Awareness Summit in Philadelphia August 19. Below she discusses her talk on branding and what you will learn from it. The central theme of the SANS "Securing the Human" approach is that … Continue reading Branding Security - The Heart of Your Awareness Program - #SecAwareSummit


OUCH! is out - Educating Kids About Cyber Safety

We are excited to announce the June release of OUCH!. This month, led by Guest Editor Bob Rudis of Verizon DBIR fame, we cover educating kids about cybersafety. Kids are one of themost vulnerable communities connected to the Internet today, and yet many parents have the misconception that technology alone will protect them. As most … Continue reading OUCH! is out - Educating Kids About Cyber Safety


May OUCH! - Securing the Cyber Generation Gap

Led by the illustrious Guest Editor Brian Honan, we are excited to announce the May edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter. This month we focus on Securing the Cyber Generation Gap. Not everyone grew up using computers, nor does everyone live and breath for technology and being online. For many people technology (and securely … Continue reading May OUCH! - Securing the Cyber Generation Gap


We Face the "Curse of Knowledge"

The more I work with the security community on the human element, the more I realize we face what is called the "Curse of Knowledge". The idea behind this theory is that the more you know about a subject, the more difficult it is for you to understand how others perceive it. I first learned … Continue reading We Face the "Curse of Knowledge"