Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

DBIR Report - A Fascinating Human Perspective

As many of you know Verizon recently released their 2013 DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report) which analyzes 621 known, documented breaches collected from 19 organizations. There is a huge wealth of information here, and if you have time read it. You can download it from http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/2013/ There is alot of humor injected, which makes … Continue reading DBIR Report - A Fascinating Human Perspective


Stop Blaming People And Start Blaming Ourselves - Starting With Passwords

Okay, this one is for the security community. I'm amazed and stunned how often our community arrogantly blames people for security risks, when it is ourselves that are only to blame. Let's pick on everyone's favorite flogging topic when it comes to people, passwords. You know, the topic where we blame users for being 'stupid' … Continue reading Stop Blaming People And Start Blaming Ourselves - Starting With Passwords


SANS MGT433 Course Coming to London

SANS MGT 433 is a two day course that enables organizations to build high-impact, engaging awareness programs with a focus on changing behaviors. Based on the lessons learned from hundreds of organizations, we have been teaching this course for over three years now. The biggest hits of the course are the student interaction and … Continue reading SANS MGT433 Course Coming to London


Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Awareness Poster

One of the challenges we face in the Industrial Control System (ICS) community is awareness. People maintaining our critical infrastructure do not realize how fragile and targeted the supporting cyber systems are, including PLCs, Relays, RTUs and entire SCADA networks. This poster was developed by a community team of industry ICS experts to help ICS … Continue reading Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Awareness Poster


Top 3 Indicators of a Next Generation Awareness Program

Security awareness has gone through immense changes in the past two years. It has quickly grown from a compliance driven, once a year dreaded event to an engaging solution focused on changing behaviors. Here are the top three indicators a program is truly a 'next generation' awareness program. 1. Behavior: The biggest indicator is the … Continue reading Top 3 Indicators of a Next Generation Awareness Program