Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

7 Key Steps to Building Best-of-the-Best Awareness Programs

Editor's Note: Today's guest blog post is from Jon Homer, who ran the awareness program at Idaho National Labs, one of the most targeted organizations in the world. Below he shares his lessons learned in knowing your target audience. I've attended many classes, participated in (and taught) many trainings, listened to seminars, and read books … Continue reading 7 Key Steps to Building Best-of-the-Best Awareness Programs


New Tool for Prioritizing Your Human Risks

One of the things we discuss in the two day course SANS MGT443 Securing The Human is how do you prioritize human risks? Most organizations / security awareness officers have limited time and resources. You can only teach people so much, and as a result you can only change so many behaviors. This means to … Continue reading New Tool for Prioritizing Your Human Risks


Human Behavior Modeling - #SecAwareSummit

Editor's Notes: Geordie Stewart is Principal Consultant for Risk Intelligence and one of the speakers for the upcoming EU Security Awareness Summit in London on 10 July. Geordie is an international speaker on the topic of security awareness and writes a regular risk communications column for the ISSA international journal. You can learn more … Continue reading Human Behavior Modeling - #SecAwareSummit


New Approach to Security Behaviour - #SecAwareSummit

Editor's Note:M. Angela Sasse is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology and Head of Information Security Research in the Department of Computer Science at UCL. She is one of the speakers for the upcoming EU Security Awareness Summit in London on 10 July. Below she discusses what her talk will be on and what you can … Continue reading New Approach to Security Behaviour - #SecAwareSummit


Behaviors First, Then Culture

I'm beginning to notice a trend within the world of security awareness, different groups of people talking about changing behaviors vs. changing culture. Some people talk as if they are separate projectsor even separate goals. While they are different, they are very much related. Behaviors are the actions or manners of individuals within an environment. … Continue reading Behaviors First, Then Culture