Security Awareness Blog: Category - Events

The Need for Softer Skills

One of the biggest take-aways (and surprises) for me from the 2015 Security Awareness Report is the lack of soft skills in our field. Over 75% of those leading or supporting a security awareness program had very technical backgrounds, to include IT admins, security analysts and even webmasters (page 8). In addition, we found most … Continue reading The Need for Softer Skills


Starting 2015 With a Bang

At Securing The Human we are big believers in working with and supporting the community. As such, for 2015 we really wanted to start the year off with a bang. This week we are releasing the following community resources. OUCH!: We just released the January edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter. Led by Guest … Continue reading Starting 2015 With a Bang


Looking Forward to Securing The Human in 2015

2014 has been an amazing year for the security awareness community. I feel organizations are truly making the fundamental shift from just compliance to changing human behavior. From working with hundreds of organizations, teaching multiple classes of SANS MGT433 and the first ever security awareness summit, I'm seeing both interest and investment in security awareness … Continue reading Looking Forward to Securing The Human in 2015


Coming to Australia - Building High-Impact Awareness Programs - A Two Day Course

Folks, I'm excited to announce that SANS MGT433 (Building a High-Impact Awareness Program) is coming to Canberra, Australia 18/19 March next year. This will be the first time this intense two-day class has ever been taught below the equator. If you are Down Under and your organization is building a new security awareness program … Continue reading Coming to Australia - Building High-Impact Awareness Programs - A Two Day Course


Security Awareness Survey Update

Folks, as some of you know in October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month we released the first ever Security Awareness Survey for Security Awareness Officers. Over 200 people responded, which was an amazing number. We had hoped to release the results of the survey this week but have ran into two challenges, to be … Continue reading Security Awareness Survey Update