Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

How We Create Content

A question we are commonly asked is how do we create our awareness content, what processes do we use? How can we ensure our content will have the greatest impact possible? Most awareness programs take a haphazard approach to content by randomly picking topics for their program, there is no analysis on what are the … Continue reading How We Create Content


Awareness Training for Those Marketing Folks

One of the challenges with awareness training is no single set of training will address all of your organization's needs. While almost all employees share some common human risks (email, social media, passwords, etc) there are specific roles that require additional or specialized training. One example is IT Staff, because of their privileged access they … Continue reading Awareness Training for Those Marketing Folks


Malware Posing as OUCH! Newsletter

We learned over the weekend that there is an infected PDF file posing as the July OUCH! security awareness newsletter (thanks to @botherder for original notification). You can find the analysis of the PDF file at the Malwr website. While we have not found this in the wild yet, we wanted to warn the community. … Continue reading Malware Posing as OUCH! Newsletter


Guest Post: I Have Seen the Future, We Still Need Awareness

Editor's Note: This guest blog post is from John Andrew at Honeywell. In my last ''Securing the Human' blog, we looked at the need to persuade key decision makers - encouraging them to go beyond a ''Check the Box' Security Awareness mentality. We looked at the wildly successful ''Smokey the Bear' awareness campaign, and discussed … Continue reading Guest Post: I Have Seen the Future, We Still Need Awareness


July OUCH! Newsletter - Spear Phishing

This month's edition of the OUCH! security awareness newsletter is out, for July we discuss Spear Phishing. We choose spear phishing as our topic because it is becoming more and more common, we felt it important that people understand the concept and term. In addition, we wanted people to understand how to protect themselves, and … Continue reading July OUCH! Newsletter - Spear Phishing