Security Awareness Blog: Category - Community Resources

Awareness Summit Talk - Dan Kern on Using Hacking Demos for Engagement

Editor's Note: Over the coming weeks we will post recaps of speakers' talks from the 3rd Annual Security Awareness Summit. Today Dan Kern shares details from histalk and experiences from the summit. I was truly honored to present at the 2016 SANS Security Awareness Summit on the topic of using hacking demos to awaken end … Continue reading Awareness Summit Talk - Dan Kern on Using Hacking Demos for Engagement


OUCH is Out - Ransomware

The August edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out. We selected thetopic Ransomware as ithas exploded as one of the most common types of malware used by cyber criminals today. Awareness, and not technology, is one of the best defenses people have against it.In addition, we are thrilled to have one of the … Continue reading OUCH is Out - Ransomware


The Security Awareness Planning Kit

One of themost common reasons we see organization's fail to establish a mature security awareness programis they fail to start witha plan. You can easily spotsuch anawareness program, theyrandomly pick the topics they communicate, they communicate only a fewtimes a year, they make little if any effort to understand and engage their audience, and … Continue reading The Security Awareness Planning Kit


2016 Verizon DBIR - It's About the Human

I love the Verizon DBIR. Its an amazing, free resourcethat helps you make data driven decisions on how to manageyour organization's risk. Just like in their 2015 and 2014 reports, I find the most useful section to be the categorizationof breaches by industry. For this year's report thatis Figure 22, this is where … Continue reading 2016 Verizon DBIR - It's About the Human


Where Are You in the Security Awareness Maturity Model - Indicators

As more organizations adopt and leverage the Security Awareness Maturity Model, one of the questions I'm often asked is how do I know what level my awareness program isat and how do I get to the next level? If you are not familiar with the maturity model, its a powerful way to visualize and … Continue reading Where Are You in the Security Awareness Maturity Model - Indicators