Security Awareness Blog: Category - Security Awareness Planning

Security Awareness Maturity Model - Promoting Change

In this series of posts we have been discussing the different maturity levels of security awareness programs. We started discussing the first two levels, having no awareness program and having a compliance focused awareness program, designed to meet only the minimal requirements. We are going to pump up the volume now and take things to … Continue reading Security Awareness Maturity Model - Promoting Change


Security Awareness Maturity Model - Levels 1 & 2

In my previous post I introduced the Security Awareness Maturity Model, a tool to help you and your organization identify how mature your security awareness program is and where you can take it. I would like to cover this model in more detail, specifically the first two of the five levels. Level 1: No Security … Continue reading Security Awareness Maturity Model - Levels 1 & 2


Security Awareness Maturity Model

One of the biggest challenges I feel we face in security awareness is its lack of maturity. Many fields within information security have developed and matured over the years with entire frameworks built around them, fields such as penetration testing, system hardening, secure software development and digital forensics. However we have no framework or maturity … Continue reading Security Awareness Maturity Model


Learn How To Build High-Impact Awareness Programs Online This July

Folks, I'm very excited to announce our first vLive MGT 433 course the weeks of July 23rd and 30th. vLive is when SANS Instructors teach a real class, but online so you can take it from the comfort of home or at work. Since the training is live, you interact real time with both the … Continue reading Learn How To Build High-Impact Awareness Programs Online This July


Gaining Long Term Support

For your security awareness program to have a true impact, it must be a long term investment. You cannot change behaviors, nor create a security culture, with just a one or two year program. As such you need management's support for the long term. One way that can help you gain that long term support … Continue reading Gaining Long Term Support