Security Awareness Blog: Category - Events

Upcoming Training on Building High-Impact, Engaging Awareness Programs

Building a high-impact, engaging security awareness program can be a big challenge, there are so few planning resources and so many different skills required including communications, project management, cognitive behavior, risks assessments and metrics. As a result, most organizations have no idea where to start. If you are looking to build a new awareness program … Continue reading Upcoming Training on Building High-Impact, Engaging Awareness Programs


The Forgetting Curve - The Importance of Reinforcement

I recently attended the Learning 3.0 Conference in Chicago, IL. As someone whose career has been primarily about security and mitigating risk, I realized we have a lot to learn from others about cognitive behavior and the science of learning. I attended several excellent talks at the event which I'll be sharing over the week. … Continue reading The Forgetting Curve - The Importance of Reinforcement


Getting Support for Security Awareness - Don't Start With Security

I just finished teaching SANS' two day class on building a high-impact security awareness program, where we had a fascinating discussion on gaining stakeholder support. A trend many of us are seeing is that the greatest support for security awareness programs does not come from security, but often from other departments totally un-related to security. … Continue reading Getting Support for Security Awareness - Don't Start With Security


Teaching SANS MGT 433 Sep / Oct - Learn How to Build High-Impact Awareness Programs

Folks, I'll be teaching SANS MGT 433 this September and October. This is SANS two day class on how to build high-impact security awareness programs. This intense class builds on the lessons learned from hundreds of organizations and includes cutting edge techniques for planning, executing and measuring your awareness program. One of the key things … Continue reading Teaching SANS MGT 433 Sep / Oct - Learn How to Build High-Impact Awareness Programs


The Geo-Tagging Challenge Results

On Wednesday we had the Geo-Tagging challenge. Your mission was to analyze an image taken of a street vendor and determine where the image was taken, and more specifically what security event. The whole purpose is to demonstrate the type of information (called metadata) people can publicly share without realizing it. Here are the results. … Continue reading The Geo-Tagging Challenge Results