Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

The Challenge of Security Awareness Training on Passwords

Twice a year the SANS Securing The Human team and our Board of Advisors do a complete review of every module in our security awareness training. One topic that proves to be a challenge every time is what do we teach people about passwords? This is a very hot and every changing topic, and to … Continue reading The Challenge of Security Awareness Training on Passwords


New Awareness Video of the Month - Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

As part of Securing The Human's commitment to the community, every month we post a new security awareness video. For February, we just released our newest awareness video "Advanced Persistent Threat". This five minute video explains in simple terms what APT is, walks your through how they operate, and what you can do to protect … Continue reading New Awareness Video of the Month - Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)


New Planning Resource - The Interactive Security Awareness Roadmap

Building, maintaining and measuring a high-impact Security Awareness Program requires a great deal of planning and hard work. Often organizations find themselves overwhelmed, under resourced and do not know where to start. That is why we developed the community based resource the Security Awareness Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies the five stages to a mature security … Continue reading New Planning Resource - The Interactive Security Awareness Roadmap


The Most Insecure Operating System on Your Network

People are in many ways nothing more than another operating system. Just like any computer or mobile device, people store, process and transfer information. Just like any computer or mobile device, people are an end point that cyber attackers are aggressively attacking. Unlike computers or mobile devices, the HumanOS remains highly vulnerable with organizations doing … Continue reading The Most Insecure Operating System on Your Network


Over 40% of Private Data Compromised Caused by Humans

I was playing with the site PrivacyRights.org today. This is a tremendous site where you can get valuable statistics on data breaches and compromised records. Privacy Rights collects information on all publicly available breach data, then create a simple interface where you can query that data. I did that today, with an emphasis on the … Continue reading Over 40% of Private Data Compromised Caused by Humans