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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


Two day class on building high impact awareness programs - this March in Orlando.

I'll be teaching MGT 433 this March 23/24 in sunny Orlando as part of SANS 2012, you can also virtually attend the class without having to leave home. If your organization is planning a new security awareness program, or looking to improve an existing one, this intense two day course is for you. In … Continue reading Two day class on building high impact awareness programs - this March in Orlando.


Top Security Awareness Presenting Tips - Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

If you are involved in security awareness sooner or later you will have to present. It can be anything from teaching fellow employees about security awareness, to briefing management on the impact of your awareness program. The problem is many of us in security are not good communicators. There is nothing more dissapointing than attending … Continue reading Top Security Awareness Presenting Tips - Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned