Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Nudging Towards Security

Editor's Note:This is a part of a series of blog posts by Sahil Bansal from Genpact on the topic "Nudging Towards Security". My first post emphasized why security should be really easy if we want people to do it. It also highlighted the importance of security being proactive since a lot of security incidents involve … Continue reading Nudging Towards Security


Take The SANS Security Awareness Survey

We are very excited to announce the annual SANS Security Awareness Survey. Once a year, every year, we take a snapshot of the global security awareness community and create a report that you can use to benchmark and improve your security awareness program (download the last report here). What makes this annual report so powerful … Continue reading Take The SANS Security Awareness Survey


The Three C's of Awareness

Upgrade your Cyber Awareness Training with the Three C's of Security Awareness According to the 2016 Security Awareness Report, over 80% of security awareness professionals have a background in either information security or information technology. Less than 15% have a background in soft skills such as training, marketing or communications. This technical orientation has significant … Continue reading The Three C's of Awareness


Stopping Business Email Scams Takes More than Just Phishing Training

A Conversation with the FBI Cybercrimes Division Since January 2015, losses from Business Email Compromise scams (often called BEC) increased 270 percent, according to the FBI cybercrimes division. While CEO Fraud is the most common and fastest growing version, the entire class of business email compromises rely on the same social engineering and targeting … Continue reading Stopping Business Email Scams Takes More than Just Phishing Training


Awareness Training Ranks High in New Cyber Security Report

Key Awareness Findings from the SANS 2016 Survey on Security and Risk in the Financial Sector What if you could peer into the front lines of the battle against cyber threats in the financial services sector? What role does security awareness play in thwarting attacks? The 2016 SANS Survey on Security and Risk in the … Continue reading Awareness Training Ranks High in New Cyber Security Report