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Upcoming SANS Courses on Building High-Impact Awareness Programs

Folks, I'm excited to announce there are two more upcoming SANS MGT 433 courses. This is SANS' two day course on how to build high-impact, engaging security awareness programs. The content is based on the input, experiences and lessons learned of over 200 organizations. Students love the interaction with their peers and as part … Continue reading Upcoming SANS Courses on Building High-Impact Awareness Programs


Remotely Attend Two Day Course on Building High-Impact Awareness Programs

Looking to build a new security awareness program that makes a difference? Want to pump up the volume on an existing program and go from just compliance focused to changing behaviors and reducing risk? I'll be teaching SANS two day course MGT 433 "Building a High-Impact Security Awareness Program" on 8/9 March in Orlando, Florida. … Continue reading Remotely Attend Two Day Course on Building High-Impact Awareness Programs


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