Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

New Awareness Training - Securing The App

A key step in any high-impact security awareness program is identifying WHO your targets are, whose behaviors do you want to change? Different targets often require different or additional awareness training. For example, technical people such as IT Staff and Web Developers not only require your organization's basic awareness training, but often additional, more skill … Continue reading New Awareness Training - Securing The App


Primary vs. Reinforcement Training - The Key to Changing Human Behavior

Recently we have been discussing different methods of training and how to change behavior, such as the halo effect of reinforcement training. Today I wanted to take a step back and do a brief review of the two different categories of security awareness training and a simple way to compare these two categories to common … Continue reading Primary vs. Reinforcement Training - The Key to Changing Human Behavior


Reinforcement Training - The Halo Effect

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 3.0 Conference which focused on eLearning. I was really impressed by a talk by Dr. Art Kohn on Cognitive Behavior. One of the things he helped me understand is how to best leverage reinforcement training, or what he called booster training. The idea is once a … Continue reading Reinforcement Training - The Halo Effect


Shark Attack!!! - Why is This Frontpage News?

One of the things I've covered in the past is how bad we as people are at judging risk, we overestimate risk for events that are very visual and when we are not in control. This is why so many people fear flying, when in reality that is the safest way to get from point … Continue reading Shark Attack!!! - Why is This Frontpage News?


The Forgetting Curve - The Importance of Reinforcement

I recently attended the Learning 3.0 Conference in Chicago, IL. As someone whose career has been primarily about security and mitigating risk, I realized we have a lot to learn from others about cognitive behavior and the science of learning. I attended several excellent talks at the event which I'll be sharing over the week. … Continue reading The Forgetting Curve - The Importance of Reinforcement